- 3 days ago
"…el mundo es hoy tu boca, dejadme en tu boca y en la arena ser feliz, ser feliz porque si, porque respiro y porque tú respiras, ser feliz porque toco tu rodilla y es como si tocara la piel azul del cielo y su frescura. Hoy dejadme a mí solo ser feliz, con todos o sin todos, ser feliz con el pasto y la arena, ser feliz con el aire y la tierra, ser feliz, contigo, con tu boca, ser feliz”
Oda al día feliz, Pablo Neruda
- 4 days ago
You know that thing that has been costing me all that blood, sweat, and tears for the last 5 years. It’s almost here. — Brady “The Transit van family represents a change for Ford almost as significant as the shift from steel to aluminum in the F-150.”
- 1 week ago
- 2 weeks ago
As president of Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends, Randall Thacker has met many members of the LGBT community who have faced pain, frustration and confusion when reconciling their sexuality with their Mormon faith.
There was the gay man and aspiring opera singer who had to endure hurtful comments from his mother, on how “gross it would be to be gay.” Another young gay man lived “a double life for over a decade when he was serving in priesthood callings.”
"What did I tell him?" Thacker remembered. "Be patient and gentle with yourself. Allow yourself time to process things."
Thacker gave one of three keynote speeches at the annual Circling the Wagons conference Saturday at Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City. The two-day conference featured talks and panel discussions for LGBT Mormons, family members and friends.
He and the others shared stories about the struggles endured by many active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when measuring those religious beliefs and upbringing against their same-sex attraction.
"I receive messages from Latter-day Saints around the world who are looking for a path out of a world that is closing in on them, who are trying to process out of confusion and into hope and who have great dreams of living productive and fulfilling lives that are consistent with their faith and heritage," said Thacker, a gay Mormon who himself has taken a long road to self-acceptance.
"They want to make incredible contributions in the church and want to be welcome, included, heard, and most of all understood," he said. "They are hungry for a space where they won’t be continually told there is only one right way."
Some Winter Fun Facts! — Brady “Ann Arbor is presently the 7th Snowiest city in the US, with 74 inches total snowfall this season (including this morning’s storm).”
- 2 weeks ago
Migraines induce some really weird dreams, man
While I was napping/trying not to puke this afternoon I had a dream where I had rigged my printer into a way to watch Netflix (?) and Brady kept texting me fanfic he was writing about himself (??) and I spent the majority of the dream making popsicles (???)
If you happen to remember any of those texts, send them my way!Source: breadprincess
- 2 weeks ago
I was actively trying to not get Wyoming, and then I still got it. I guess you can’t take the country out of the boy after all. — Brady “You have a penchant for enjoying the “little things” in life. You’re not one to get swept up in whatever the hot new drama is, you’ve got bigger fish to fry. You might even have a literal fish to fry. You’re a great person to know, someone who loves to kick it and talk about whatever. Fish fries, shrubs, sports, politics, it doesn’t matter. You be you.”