Quiet morning on the island; gay wrestler sounds off …

Hi, friends and readers:

I love the photo I’ve posted here this morning. I love the guy in the red singlet. What teeth!

It’s quiet on the island this morning. The only sound is the┬árustle of palm fronds in the breeze. I’ll work on my Cassadaga story this morning, then maybe I’ll take a walk on the beach after lunch. I guess the cold front never arrived in central Florida, ’cause it’s about 77 degrees F outdoors.

I received a comment from a gay high school wrestler, a junior, name not provided. He lives in Davenport, Iowa. He says, “My weight class is 140. Last year I won all but one match. I’m pretty tough and my teammates like me, but I’ve got a boyfriend now. He goes to my school. We are thinking about coming out to our families and friends. Maybe we’ll go to prom together in May. What do you think?”

H-m-m-m. Since I don’t know much about Davenport, I wasn’t sure how to respond, especially about the prom. But I did encourage the young man to tell his family and friends. I said, “Coming out is a liberating experience. It almost always makes for a better, more relaxed life. No more hiding.”

Okay, time to get to work. Have a nice Thursday, all.

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