Sunday, December 26, 2010

Post Secret Sunday: Best Guy Friend

You're still you.

These words, said with such raw conviction and hoarse tenderness, saved my life. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010



Half past breaking dawn
Sun peeks out as if to say,
“Hello, my friend.”
Windows shut,
Blinds drawn.
Gone doubtin’ ourselves again.

Neden, dost arkadasim, neden?
A lifetime in 23 seasons reduced.
Neden, dost arkadasim, neden?

My, how you built us up!
            --to break!
When reality’s fragile sands
To turn us into the image in your mind.

Pourquoi, mon amie, pourquoi?
A lifetime, to six seasons reduced.
Pourquoi, mon amie, pourquoi?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quote of the Week


“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up - like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags - like a heavy lead

--Langston Hughes 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quote of the Week


A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. 
--David Brinkley 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Post Secret Sunday: Different is not the 'other,' but an extension of 'us."

Moments and stories like these ignite my appreciation of the power of media. As frustrating as it is to be constantly bombarded with articles about what so-and-so wore to the red carpet, or how DMX violated his probation for the zillionth time, or how many cups of coffee Taylor and Jake shared in their courtship, I'm glad that shows like Glee are in the spotlight. I'm glad that LGBT and differently abled teens are not only represented in mainstream media, but are depicted as humans who just happen to be LGBT or have disabilities, rather than be defined by them. They're not the other; they're a part of us. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

We must never permit the voice of humanity
within us to be silenced. It is Man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him a Man.

--Albert Schweitzer

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

--Viktor E. Frankl