recap April 2023


The WP map shows my hits have come from  22 countries around the world. Mostly from North America. I am glad to see Kenya holding on to third spot.  Most popular post was the first of my Garron Hospital reports – all four of the posts deal with my hypertension incident, which thanks to meds is under control. I’ve also made a few diet changes too – less of cholesterol heavy foods.

City of Valleys has16 sections now posted, about 33,500 words so far with just over 98,000 to be edited then posted. I gave The Rules For Monks a rest to post about my hypertension. Flashback Friday has proved to a success – digging into those archival posts is interesting, even to me. My memory is good but I’ve forgotten many of the details.

where it all started one Thursday night

Among the movies I watched in April were three that dealt with masculinity. One was This Sporting Life:  Lindsey Anderson’s first feature from the early 60’s. Unexpected scenes of naked rugby players frolicking in group in a hot tub relieved this unflinching look at Richard Harrison lost in his search for fame & love. Moody & with great performances- Rachel Roberts is amazing. Another was 1997’s Happy Together – two Chinese men in Argentina caught up in a destructive co-dependant relationship. With the stunning Tony Leung Chiu-Wai the film is a delight for the eyes & it has become a gay classic.

The third is No Ordinary Man: The Billy Tipton Documentary. I knew the story before I saw the documentary – Billy Tipton was a popular & good jazz piano player/singer who married, he & wife adopted three children. When Billy died it was revealed his was a biological female. The documentary looks at his life from a transmale pov. Highly recommended.


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