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A Quick Trip To Rome, Italy

A Quick Trip To Rome, Italy

Rome: cradle of civilization.  It's also the home of delicious Italian food and excellent shopping. Admittedly, Rome is not my favorite Italian city, but it's usually a necessary stop when coming or going anywhere in central or southern Italy. On my fourth visit (due...

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Cocktails

Hot Buttered Bourbon Drink Recipe

Here's a warm cocktail recipe that's perfect for sipping during the holidays: Hot Buttered Bourbon Serves 1 1 cup spiced apple cider (such as Big B's Organic Spiced Apple Cider) 1/4 cup water 1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar (use either light or dark - your preference)...

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Photography

Dogwood Blooms

Dogwood Blooms

I'm thinking we all need a reminder of spring right now. This photograph was taken in 2001 in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia with an early digital camera.  The camera used was a Sony DSC-F707. Of course, the digital image is not as good as today's digital SLR images;...

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A Bumble Gay Date

A Bumble Gay Date

Had a date with Brian (from Bumble). He lives in northwest Charlotte, so I suggested we meet at Red Rocks Cafe in Birkdale Village, rather than traveling all the way to Uptown or Dilworth. I got there 15 minutes early and ordered my standard Tito’s martini with a...

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Dating (Or Attempting To) In Your 50’s When You’re Gay

Dating (Or Attempting To) In Your 50’s When You’re Gay

Charlotte, North Carolina. Being gay, male, single and 50-something is just … tragic. Sad really, although I recall it wasn’t really much easier in my 30’s - there was aol chat room and manhunt.net (still exists). I’ve tried match.com, OkCupid, hinge, bumble, grindr,...

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Cancelled match.com

Cancelled match.com

Cancelled my subscription and deleted my profile on match.com. What a useless online dating service - no good matches, no dates, no meetings, nothing. Ninety-nine percent of the people in the profiles looked like they were straight out of the looney bin and the free...

A Bumble Gay Date

A Bumble Gay Date

Had a date with Brian (from Bumble). He lives in northwest Charlotte, so I suggested we meet at Red Rocks Cafe in Birkdale Village, rather than traveling all the way to Uptown or Dilworth. I got there 15 minutes early and ordered my standard Tito’s martini with a...

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