Here's an idea. I am asking all of you – my readers, both loyal and occasional – to offer up some ideas for me to write about in this blog. Make your suggestion by leaving a comment. React with a comment to someone else’s suggestion by either concurring with the suggestion, or adding another dimension to it.
It’s not that I am without ideas. Rather, I’m just interested in what the rest of you have been pondering, what the rest of you have been dealing with, or what interests you whether it’s from a gay perspective or just from the level of what others think about the Dhamma and how that is manifested in his or her practice. Or my practice, for that matter.
This, of course, carries some risk. I am not a monk, nor a recognized teacher. I’m just a middle-aged gay man trying to find my way through this dukkha-filled world filled. How I respond to any suggestion, what I end up writing in a post may turn out to be absolutely unskillful. But I’m fairly certain should that be the case, someone will be sure to point that out.
This won’t divert me from writing future posts that I have already established a path toward covering, such as each item within the Noble Eightfold Path – with a gay twist, of course.
So be bold, be daring. But also be empathetic, compassionate and act with equanimity.
I'm a content director for a television company, guiding content on Web sites. I'm an avid listener of Frank Zappa and a practicing Buddhist who follows the Theravada vehicle. I'm an insatiable traveler who calls Chicago home.