January 22, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

Well, i finally saw Brokeback Mountain today. While it was a beautiful film with fine cinematography of gorgeous American west landscapes, I thought that it was just a sad story. Ennis' sad life made me feel terribly sorry for him and how, through his narrow minded raising, felt as though he couldn't really be who he actually was in society. Overall I felt the film to be a commentary on gay-bashing and the marginalization of gays in the American west. Simultaneously it also illustrates the progress that has been made in the last 40 years in America in gay acceptance. It did show that during the time period, 1963 through to about 1983 that these two men's deception was not a deception of their friends and family, but of themselves. This is an important film in that it doesn't portray gay men as the "sissy" or flamboyant but instead represents what is overwhelmingly the actual (probably actual) majority of gay men - as average guys.

January 20, 2006

Skype - chat for free

I just downloaded Skype which is a free online international chat service. I haven't been able to play with it much yet but it looks to be a great service! www.skype.com My username is curtisrogers so if you're a Skype user, IM me!

January 05, 2006


I just have to say that I can't stand it when web site addresses that push products via television commercials use the .TV domain! .TV is the country code for the Island Nation of TUVALU - it doesn't stand for television! ok, now i feel better...



January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year! Here's a photo taken on Dec 31st by our friend Barry Jordan who was in town visiting :-)


A friend of mine just emailed me the link for this web site www.engrish.com and it is wonderful! It reminds me of the movie, A Christmas Story, where the family goes to the Chinese restaurant for their Christmas supper and the waiters sing 'Tis the Season to be jorry, fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra...