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    You Got Pretty Lips, Boy.

    Ok, comedic allusions behind… {If anything, you can always expect tongue-in-cheek humor from me.} Admittedly, there’s an ego stroking when I hear comments like, “your skin is so clear” or “you really don’t have a lot of wrinkles” – then the stinger – “for someone your age.” { leave me to bleed } I have always been a bit of a freak when it comes to taking care of my skin, from Clinique skin products as a teenager to far-fetched serums and other curious regiments as an adult. I am 100% in support of photo-facials and dermabrasion techniques to augment the appearance of the skin. I have a dear friend…

  • Chill the Shrimp, Damnit!

    So if you’re hosting a cocktail party, the last thing you want to do is poison your guests, right? Perhaps not everyone is aware that shellfish and seafood should be kept chilled (on ice or a chiller), not set out at room temperature. Don’t believe me? Look it up. If it has been out for more than 2 hours, be warned.

  • Why My Political Angst, You Ask?

    If you’re complaining about my political rants, you just don’t understand what I feel is at risk; not only for myself as a gay man, but for democracy as a whole. Seriously, I am desperately bothered by this administration and its actions. Let’s start with what threatens me the most about this presidency and Republican rule, the War on Truth.  President Trump appears to live in a world where the podium is “an elephant.” The only facts that count are the ones that support this imagined world. As of early May, The Washington Post reported President Trump had made over 3,000 misleading or false claims since taking office. ~Forbes 3,000, just let that…

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    Stuck in My Head

    Have you ever been fond of an odd/obscure song that you’re not quite sure why you like it, but you just do? I’ve got a few to share. No idea why I’m fond of them, but according to iTunes, I listen to them multiple times. Melt My Heart, Book of Love Mile High, Blondie Blue Jeans (Chris Menace Remix), Lana Del Rey Sunshine in the Rain, Bodies Without Organs Shapeless and Talking Dirty, Vitas The Girl is Mine, 99 Souls Dodged a Bullet, Greg Laswell Are You on Drugs, Fine China     Enjoy!  

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    Skin Deep

    We all know there are a number of negative factors that influence skin looking healthy; smoking, sun, sleeplessness. However, we also know there are many great things for skin; sunscreen, sea salt scrubs, surfactants. Add to that; good genes. I don’t have a particular regime, but I do have some tricks up my sleeve that I’ve relied on for years. Firstly, wash the oil away. I have the “T” zone problem. Forehead to nose, I am always dealing with a bit of a shine. Oil production is, obviously, a natural process of the body, but if you lead an active lifestyle, it can be a nuisance. Sweating in yoga, during…