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Monday, June 3, 2013
|Stolen from some where off Google Images|
So, why am I posting this? Well it is in response to a blog post by Mr. Takei himself (click here for the blog). It's about the fight of actors and those who are in the “Celluloid Closet” as he put it, have and the hard choice it is for them to come out. Sometimes the choice comes at the cost if a job, a career, a family, friends, and even life itself.
His post changed, or rather, helped to change my opinion on the matter. So I have to say from now on, when a friend or even some one I don’t know comes out as gay, my response will be different. No longer will they get the Oh cool, have a good day. They will get something more along the lines of: Thank you for your courage and trust in me. Thank you for finding me worthy to know more about your life. That it may have not been easy at all to tell me or even to consider telling someone.
We here a lot about the silent majority in this county and I think, if more of us who have no fear of you being gay, gave more support to the LGBT community the fear and repercussions, no not repercussions, that signifies that you have done something to receive it. The fear and tyranny that is associated with coming out will be much less. Remember a bully has no power to bully the one, if 30 people stand next to the one being bullied. The good of the few out way the good of the many? Yes Spock in this case. Yes being a major Star Trek fan I had to work something like that into my writing today.
So I will end my rant today with the follow:
If you have a friend who has come out to you, say thank you to them for their courage and strength to come out. Ask them what support they need from you and be very clear with what support you are willing to give. Remember, if you have a friend who has come out to you, they trust you. Don’t abuse that trust and continue to foster your friendship.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Greetings everyone! It’s been a week since my last post and I wanted to bring you up to speed on what I’ve been doing,
After a long wait taxes finally are in and I did a few house keeping things. First off I upgraded my computer from windows 7 to Windows 8. Quite the change. Tiles? Apps? Where is my start button?!?!?!?!
Now, I’m a pretty tech savvy guy and though this was going to be painless. For the most part the upgrade was. However, my video card is not supported at this time. So after finding that out it was down to BestBuy www.bestbuy.com where the guys hooked up with a mild card for 39.99. It was 30 bucks off so score!.
That installed and then poof the resolution fixed itself and now I’m back to full 1920x1080 p HD .
While there I also upgraded from a mid range digital camera to a DSLR. I love my new Canon Rebel! It brings me back to the days of my old 35mm Nikon. I’m enjoying learning more about it and I hope soon to have it mounted to a telescope.
It takes very nice pictures at just over 18mp and I can edit them in raw. Which is even more nice. I’ll be posting more of these to my picture circles in the next few days.
I finally got my dad to agree to come stay with me for a while. He is recovering from major surgery and thought he would do just fine by himself. That didn’t work out and he ended up having more issues. I’m just glad things worked out and he is with me now.
No back complaining today.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The weather today has been awesome. I love the relief we are getting from the oncoming heat. However with this cooler weather comes the wind and a lot of pollen in the air. It makes it a bit difficult to wear my contacts all day. But hey, at least I can still wear them.
When it comes to traffic I’m not talking about downtown or midtown. I’m talking about the traffic to the web. Specifically this blog. I find myself trying to improve my readership and failing. I have done most of everything that has been suggested. I just registered the blog at Technorati.com. When I post here I also tweet it out, Facebook and Google + it as well. So we will see if the improvement works.
On a lighter note. My dad, who if you have read any posts is doing much better. The SNF that he is at took him back and he is authorized for up to a month longer stay.
No political rants today.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
So I find myself trying out Windows Live Writer. It’s supposed to be a lot better than just using the blogger web interface. I guess it will be fine as long as it doesn’t mess with my templates lol.
The weather for may is coming in hot right now. Is 85 right now and it is going to get hotter.
On another note. I’m rather bored today. Waiting for my daughter and Crystal to get home so we can cook dinner and have a great night.