Monday, October 12, 2009

And now a word from your blogger…

I haven’t been posting much lately as those few who check in have noticed. Reasons? Well, to tell the truth I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. A lot of things have changed in my life, work, home, seasons – and I haven’t been adapting to these changes very well. Normally, I’m a guy who loves change, is challenged and stimulated by looking forward to something new.

This is a bit ironic I suppose because as a kid I wanted nothing more than security and routine.
There’s comfort in knowing what to expect (except when what’s expected isn’t so comforting).

One of the primary rules in writing a blog is to write about something that you’re passionate about. When you’re feeling tired, old and irrelevant, passion is very hard to come by. ( I feel that I could use some spiritual Viagra.) So, I’ve taken a bit of a break and posted a few videos that I found interesting or amusing - nothing very original or insightful. You see, I have had this problem all of my life of trying to meet other people’s expectations, of trying to not disappoint anyone. It’s a common gay affliction: the best boy syndrome.

Consequently, I haven’t been completely candid and if I can’t be honest with what is essentially an electronic diary, well….

I started this blog to express my view of the world and to motivate me to write.

So, I’m going to make an effort to write things that matter to me without censuring myself. I will write of matters that have personal resonance for me, I will rant about political stupidity and cultural myopia. And I will be focusing on civil and human rights as they apply to my neighbour, my province, my country, my world. And I may just post some totally useless and campy items because they make me smile or remember.

So let’s start off with this very inspiring speech by David Mixner a renown political activist and Democrat who tells the crowd at this weekend’s National Equality March in Washington .that they “stand on the shoulders of giants”…

Finally, at the end of this Canadian Thanksgiving Day Weekend, I want to express my thanks for The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for protecting us from the tyranny of the majority and thus ensuring that my marriage will never have to fall victim to a misguided democratic grass roots movement as happened in California and threatens to take place in Maine.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful post, Ray, as it is authentic. I think writing while in the midst of those "funks" is the best way to be authentic. I've been going through those off and on myself. A couple of weekends ago I didn't even want to leave the house because the weather change was so depressing!

    Whatever you do, be true and real to who you are, and write from that center.



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