Cute Penn State wrestler; comment from a gay wrestler’s mom …

Hi, friends and readers:

I think wrestlers are sexy, and I admire their dedication to their sport. Success in wrestling comes form strength training, diet, and lots of practice. It’s not a sport for the faint of heart, that’s for certain. And it’s great physical conditioning. Witness the young man’s abdominals, in this evening’s photo post. You could tap dance on his belly.

I’m posting about wrestling tonight because I received an interesting comment, via this site, from a gay high school wrestler’s mom. She said this:

“Mr. Delacroix, last Sunday my son Matthew told his father and I he is gay. This came as a complete shock to us. Matthew has always been an athlete: baseball, tennis, and, most of all, wrestling. He is a high school junior, and has won every match against seniors he wrestled this year, except one. He’s a good student and popular with kids at school.

“Matthew told us about your website and the many times you have posted remarks from gay wrestlers in high school and college. He said reading those posts made him feel better about himself, and gave him the courage to tell us about his sexual orientation. While I must say I find much of the material on your site offensive, I want to thank you for the posts about gay wrestlers and other gay athletes.

“Matthew’s father and I are still letting Matthew’s revelation “sink in.” It will take a while for us to adjust to this new information. But we love our son and we will accept him for who he is. We have told him he is free to bring a boyfriend home for us to meet, when and if he finds one. Truthfully, I’m happy Matthew told us. I don’t want him hiding parts of his life from us.”

Wow.

I only wish  more parents of gay athletes responded in such a positive manner, when their sons come out of the closet. Okay, I get it that Matthew’s mom doesn’t appreciate some of the raunchier materials I post here.That’s okay. I accept her thanks cheerfully.

And, good luck, Matthew.

I’m home from the YMCA and supermarket. I did a dozen chores, once I got here. Now, I’m relaxing with a beer, and looking forward to a quiet evening by myself. I’ll hit the bed early tonight, as I’m traveling to visit a relative in an ALF tomorrow morning. Have a great Friday night, all.

Naked boy at a lake; Summer has arrived in central Florida …

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s summer, and all around the northern hemisphere guys are shedding their clothes to take a refreshing dip in a lake, a stream or another body of water. It’s a natural thing to do.

Except the years I spent at college and law school, I have always lived near the Gulf of Mexico. I don’t like being far from it. I like the way it smells and the sounds it makes. I like the seabirds and creatures it nourishes. And I like the feel of salt water on my skin. My front door’s about 100 yards from the Gulf, and about 20 yards from the Intracoastal  Waterway — island living at its best,

I’m back from my usual two-mile walk on the shore. Summer is definitely here. At nine A.M. the temperature was already around 85 degrees. It’ll get close to ninety, later today. This means it’s time for me alter my daily schedule. I’ll rise earlier and go to bed earlier, so I can exercise outdoors before the day gets too warm. Each morning, I’ll take a swim in the Gulf after I exercise; it’s a nice routine.

Today will be a typical Friday for me: writing this morning, visiting the YMCA this afternoon, then the supermarket to stock up for the weekend. My boyfriend works tonight, so I’ll fix a simply meal and maybe take another walk on the beach this evening.

Enjoy your Friday, everyone.