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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
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Tonight my wife and I are VERY PROUD (as usual) of our 7th grade son!

Today my son played his first baseball game for his team, the Winthrop Ramblers. He had 1 at bat and hit a double with 2 RBI. He was thrown out trying to steal 3rd base. Maria and I are VERY PROUD, not only for his stats, but more for the fact that when his team was losing, he showed that he has not one iota of "quit" in his body! what a great kid!

BTW, his name is Jonathan. Maria and I adopted him as an infant. He's a smart and handsome boy with a BIG heart and he never played baseball before he went out for the middle school team a few weeks ago. Maria and I thought he'd go out for track, but we'll support him in whatever sport he chooses to pursue. If he DOES eventually go out for track, we hope that his event isn't the javelin. We could easily live life without the "spear chucker" jokes. At almost 58, I don't really want to be in the situation of having to punch a racist jerk in the nose! We're quite happy with our melting pot family of a white dad, Puerto Rican mom and African American son. In our minds, we have the greatest family in the world, even on those days when we want to absolutely throttle each other!

Thank you for allowing me to share.


I used to really like James Bond movies.

When I was a boy, I LOVED going to James Bond movies. When "Goldfinger", "Thunderball" and "You Only Live Twice" came out I couldn't wait to go to see them in the theater. As a young pre-teen boy I loved the fights, shooting and, of course, the girls in bikinis.

Recently, however, as I've watched some of these movies, the perspective of a young boy has evolved into that ofa near58 year old husband and father, most especially in the treatment of women.

What was considered to be simply a man taking charge in the 60s, is what I consider to be rape today. Since I'm not a republican and since I am a very pro woman feminist man, I am not pro-rape. I'll leave that to the paul ryans, todd akins and little ricky santorums of the world. I prefer to respect women as I was raised to do.

Will I watch James Bond movies in the future? Yes.
Has my view of them changed forever? Yes.

I am so glad that the whole notion of the "Mad Men" era that all a man had to do to have sex with virtually any woman was to decide to do so is (hopefully) a thin of the past? Hell yes! I remember my bastard of a father living with that mentality well into the 80s and over the course of 2 marriages! Yuck!

Do I notice attractive women in bikinis at the beach or tight jeans at the stores? Yes.

Have I ever even considered being unfaithful to my wife? HELL NO!

Thanks for letting me rant.

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