Our world is constantly changing, and so is our society. Social practices are changing all the time. What men wouldn’t dream of doing 10 years ago is slowly becoming commonplace. The 21st century man is able to express his feelings and emotions, cook, decorate, and dress stylishly, all while maintaining his masculinity. So where does that leave you? If you are visiting this blog, you're probably looking for some tips on how to improve your lifestyle. This is your chance to get started.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Writers Block

The pen felt odd in my hand, as I scribbled feverishly in the old leather-bound notebook my grandfather had left behind. I glanced down at the slightly yellowed page; the indigo ink had smeared from the perspiration my hand had left. I wiped my brow and looked again at what I had so hastily written:

Sometimes I wake to watch you sleep
To see the angles fall like rain
That rest by your side
And feel your warm breath against my chest
The look of peace upon your face
And distant yet familiar smile….

The ennui seemed to have permiated my very being. I stared again, at the clumsy words, but nothing more would come.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Blasts Fail

Another attempt to disrupt the lives of Londoners seemed to fail miserably, as bombs placed in three underground trains and one bus failed to cause any major damage and injured only one person.

London Police are saying it is too early to tell if these attacks are the work of a copycat, or a more sophisticated terror group however, they say the evidence shows the latest attempts be amateurish. Experts are saying that the explosives probably came from the same tainted batch and this would be the cause of them failing.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Free Katie Holmes!

I heard an amusing interview with Rock Icon Iggy Pop yesterday on NPR. I have known of Iggy Pop for 25 years or so, but I have never been a huge fan, the way I am of his friend and rock and roll collaborator David Bowie. Iggy commanded the interview yesterday and made the interviewer laugh and look rather silly on more than one occasion.

He discussed his exercise regime of sex and Qigong (pronounced Chi Gong), but it was when Iggy was asked why he often did not wear a shirt that I burst out laughing. Iggy told the interviewer that he respected the Pharos of Egypt and they never wore a shirt. He went on to say that clothes say so much about a person and he didn’t want to send the wrong message, for example he could wear a T-shirt that said, "Free Katie Holmes!"

By now I think most of us have seen or heard of the infamous Tom Cruise interview and the recent media circus started when he commented on Brooke Shield’s use of therapy and drugs to help her get through a very difficult ordeal with postpartum depression. Brook fired back with a letter explaining her condition and stating, "I'm going to take a wild guess and say that Mr. Cruise has never suffered from postpartum depression." I thought that Shield's letter was well written and considerate.

Love them or hate them, Tom, Katie and Brooke all live in world very different to the majority of us, a world where what they say can hurt, haunt, and hinder their lives. Iggy Pop lives in a similar world, but he seems to choose his words carefully although it doesn’t seem as though he cares much about what people think of him.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

So Busy

I have been doing nothing but going to doctors lately. While I am recovering (got the splints out yesterday) I am not writing as much, but I thought I needed a new post. So you can check out my other blogs, i have some cool info on there and the newest one is a contest of sorts for a few of us to try and get in better shape. Let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions.




Friday, July 08, 2005

London Calling

I was very happy that London was awarded the 2012 Olympics, but this was quickly overshadowed by tragedy. Although I was sickened by the events that took place in London on the 7th, I admire the courage, stoicism, and resilience of Londoners. London Bloggers are calling for protests and solidarity.

Like my brother Robi, I was most concerned for my friends and family that reside there. Fortunately, no one close to me was hurt. My cousin missed the bomb at King's Cross by one hour during his daily commute to work.

London holds a very special place in my heart. I have lived for short periods in London and traveled the "Tubes", hundreds if not thousands of times. My heart goes out to all of those who lost their lives or their loved ones. We can all help by donating anything we can to The British Red Cross.

Friday, July 01, 2005


My MRI was read yesterday and the diagnosis was positive for a herniated disc at L5 S1 (a coordinate at the specific location in the spine.) I wanted to thank everyone who has sent me well wishes and also to let you know I am fine. I am quite a stoic person when it comes to pain.

The doctor prescribed me morphine last week, but I only took it for 2 days. Currently I am just trying to rest; my hope is that the inflammation dies down without the need for surgery. Oddly enough my younger brother just had surgery for this exact same thing in March however; the disc (in precisely the same location) was bulging quite substantially and causing him major complications with sciatica and numbness.

I will write more later. Again, thank you all, but you don’t have to be concerned as I am coping just fine.