Author Archives: tonycavanagh

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...

Physique and Philosophy

Mainly physique. Do I hear a sigh of relief? And maybe a bit gay… OK. I guess I’m just slightly confused by the reaction to my piece following the Barcelona attacks. I dared to question the existence of (any) God as … Continue reading

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Confidence Building

We manage our gym shifts (along with Alf and Seb) to give everyone as much flexibility as possible, especially as all of us are involved in shows four nights a week even if not actually performing in every one now. … Continue reading

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Normal Service – Just Relax!

13 hot guys there, with their coach, ready to wrestle. A couple of posts ago I wrote about setting up a small ‘private’ wrestling knock-out session for 10 visiting guys plus Dave and I. Today was a free day for … Continue reading

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God versus Common Sense: The Debate

This is going to get controversial. If that bothers you, look away now: there’ll be another post soon. The killing gets closer to our little haven here in SE Portugal. Nowhere seems safe from these nutters who want to kill in … Continue reading

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Let the Dance Begin!

Well, maybe that’s more of a pose than a dance. But anyway… This vacation place we’re at really does seem to be working as a team effort. One of the cooks (yes!) on a day off on the beach near … Continue reading

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‘Doing Their Thing’

‘No, honestly – I’m just giving him a massage…’ Boys ‘doing their thing’. That’s what this blog is all about – so long as the ‘thing’ is fitness-related and frequently ‘gay’. That’s what my first three books are all about, … Continue reading

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Fighting Talk

Well, the boxers wanted punch bags, and a ring…   … the punch bags have arrived and have been fixed by the maintenance guys, one in each ‘half’ of this complex we’re at. As for a ring, with actual ropes, … Continue reading

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“Once More On To The Beach, Dear Friends…”

Apologies for that horrible mis-quotation. But, although tonight is ‘show’ night, we don’t have to be in it ourselves. For once, we have managed to get a reasonable line-up without having to repeat the performances we did on Monday/Tuesday. Seb … Continue reading

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Rain Dance

Obviously we’re enjoying the wall-to-wall sunshine and high temperatures in our new Portugal location. But nevertheless, a little rain wouldn’t come amiss! Not so we can heft our dumbbells in the rain (as much as we enjoy being shirtless in … Continue reading

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Jungle Telegraph

Out here, in the southern European desert, we’re really cooking! And the temperature here is about 10C lower than some other parts of the Med coast, for example. This heat-wave is said to be unprecedented… even Dave and I are … Continue reading

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