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My guilty pleasures: I admit to loving Katy Perry, American Idol's and my favorite song since 1988 continues to be "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany.
I am gay (tumbled out at 11,) Christian (despite what some people think the Bible is reporting,) Libertarian and a true believer in "A Red Thread." My life, with all of it's up's and down's, has been fortunate overall. I have over-come more than I can fathom and it is the hurdles I have jumped that have made me who I am. I live by Anne Frank's final journal entry "despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." Like many people, I have this notion that my insights are worthy for sharing, so here I am. I justify this by reflecting on my own life experiences as the boy who everyone bullied in school, living as both a 450 plus pound "chub" gay man & 170 pound "twink" (thanks? to gastric bypass, and multiple cosmetic surgeries in my effort to blend in with everyone.) I am told I have more maternal instincts than several woman combined, but I am all male. If I where a female, I'd be a altruistic surrogate, as I have felt the pain of wanting a family and understand the enormous sacrifice of being a birth-mother (through my own parenting journey.) All things happen for a reason and what goes around comes around are two proverbs to have found to be true, and words to live by.
So, I think that I have lived a long life in a short amount of time, or at-least that is what my therapist says ;) Maybe my opinions are not worth their weight, but, if I have experienced something first hand... Another viewpoint shared can only widen the horizon for others. I aged through the gay rights movement. I remember when Hawaii was fighting for gay marriage, Baby M caused everyone to shudder, I married in MA when it was legalized and divorced in NH when civil unions changed to equal marriage. My type-A/ ADD-staticy brain has allowed me to remain a disorganized individual with organized carefully thought out plan's of how to handle and approach situations, foresee potential bumps and intervene ahead of time. So, I may not have all my papers neatly stacked, but I know where they are... The IRS must hate me as I am so organized, and afraid of an audit, I print driving directions to verify my claim for mileage.... My dossier was flawless, resulting in my very fast processing of my first two adoptions- but at the same time, mental notes go unchecked and I cannot get out of my own way sometimes ;) We all have something to contribute, and in our community, "networking" is crucial!
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|Number of Children||2 children|
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