Posted by: tazz602 | February 23, 2010

I’m Back – kinda . . . .

. . . . . or here for those that have never ready any of my blog entries before.

For a few years I had a blog on LiveJournal, but with my increased use of Twitter, Facebook, etc. I let it fall by the wayside.  My last post was about my uncle that passed away about a year ago.

I had more connections and a bigger audience on Twitter which has now blossomed into connections on Facebook.  Yet I still felt I needed a place that could connect with both of those sites and where I could write longer blog entries, something a little more than “micro blogging”

I will be slowly bringing over some of my LJ blog entries, some very personal about my family, some very opinionated.  I’m still trying to find my voice and I think I’m closer to finding it and a way of expressing views, telling stores, etc. that people will want to read, or at least my Twitter and Facebook family might take the time to read and comment on.  I want this to be more than just “What I did last summer” – if that is possible.

I might be using you as a sounding board as well – there is a fiction story/novel that I have let languish partly on paper and the rest in my head that needs to be finished.  It also needs some updating since I started it almost six years ago.  Times have changed a LOT in six years.

For those that don’t know me here is a short intro to me:

I am a 47 years old (real, not internet age) gay man in Phoenix.  My partner and I have been together for 15 years now.   In here I refer to him as D.  He is a very private man.

I finally accepted that I was gay when I was 26 after battling with my Christian upbringing, going back and forth, counseling, ex-gay movement bullshit, etc.  I knew that I was gay since I was 13.  I come from a large (9 siblings) and racially diverse family (Caucasian, Korean, African-American and Hispanic).  My parents divorced after I was an adult, which left my father to finish raising the two youngest boys they had adopted.  My father passed away in 2005 after an 18 month battle with lung cancer with one of my brothers and I at his side.  For a year I was the legal guardian of the youngest brother until he turned 18.

In my in-between years and after I accepted my sexual orientation,  I had a variety of, shall we say, encounters, from vanilla to kink to ???   I learned a lot about myself and about other people.  I made a few friends, I saw a lot of relationships start and end.  I watched people change, I watched people grow.  Observation and learning from your own mistakes are the keys to life and moving forward.

Well, that is enough for now.  On my Ask Me Anything page I brought over all the questions people asked me on Formspring.me – feel free to ask more and I will post the questions and answers here and on that page.

If there are any topics you’d like my opinion on, whether I’m right or wrong, or just to start a public discourse – feel free to ask me to weigh in as well.

See you all later – don’t forget to grab a cookie on the way out.

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