This is a blog about things that interest me. A lot of what will be covered will pertain to my coming out story. You can find that story here, here, here, here, and here. I’ll be adding more as life unfolds and unwinds, so check back often!!
Life, adventure, surprises — all things I love. Life is a gift, and I am determined to live each day to its fullest. Adventure feeds my spirit and nurtures my sense of wonder. Surprises keep things interesting. I believe that laughter is an essential part of life. If a person makes me laugh, we have potential to be great friends! I’m a masculine guy with eclectic tastes. I played sports in High School and was the lead my High School musical. I was Glee before there was Glee.
I love to travel both locally and abroad. Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Czech, Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Poland are a few of the places I’ve visited. I must say that my favorite is probably Switzerland. The people are wonderful and the views are amazing. Skiing down a glacier was quite a ride!
Good Thai food makes me very happy. Surin’s Thai food in Virginia Highlands in Atlanta is simply the best anywhere. Try the chicken Masaman!
I enjoy a good beer or glass of wine, and a well made frozen margarita on a hot day hits the spot.
I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church, went to a Southern Baptist Seminary and served as a Southern Baptist Church Planter. Combine that with the subject of this blog and things get very interesting to say the least. There is a quote from a movie I recently saw called “The Help” that has become my new mantra…
”Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, “Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?”
I lived for years convincing everyone around me, even myself, that I was somebody I was not. I lived as an “other”… one that I thought was required to be accepted by God and those I loved. It was a lie. The lie became me. The lie consumed me. The lie almost destroyed me. My coming out as a gay man started the process of untwisting my soul. I only hope that it can help others to do the same. I’ve been forced to start over in virtually every area of my life–friendships, financially, spiritually. However, life seems fuller, richer and deeper. Being able to be authentic will do that, I guess. It feels like taking in a deep breath on a crisp fall morning.
Please join me in my journey and let’s become friends along the way.