Cute boy in skimpy briefs; rain’s still falling on the island …

Hi, friends and readers:

As you can see from tonight’s photo post, I’m continuing with this week’s theme: hot guys in skimpy briefs. Some guys whose photos I post will be hunks, some willowy. I’ll try to mix things up every day, so no one feels left out. Okay?

We’re home after a good workout and lap-swimming at the YMCA this afternoon. It has rained steadily, here in west central Florida, all day long. It’s still raining tonight, an unusual weather pattern for this area. But, it’s okay; we need the water for our overpopulated region. We’ll stay home tonight, maybe do a bit of reading after dinner or watch a movie on cable. I’m cooking a simple sauteed chicken dish I’ll serve with pasta and a salad. It’s pretty yummy.

A person who follows this blog and reads my books sent me a question today. He asked, “I’m curious. What kind of books do you read in your leisure time, Martin?”

Well, my tastes vary. I read a lot of nonfiction books. Right now, I’m halfway through Mayflower, which chronicles the voyage of the Pilgrims to Plymouth, MA, and the subsequent settlement of New England by British colonists. It’s a good book, authored by Nathaniel Philbrick. I’ve always been a history freak, so I’m enjoying Mayflower, but I’m not sure everyone would.

I’m also halfway through a short novel titled Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada, authored by Keith Hale. It’s my understanding this book was originally published by a Netherlands firm, way back in 1983. Hale wrote this book when he was quite young, but his writing style was far from immature; he knew what he doing when he wrote this book, and he did a great job.

If you think it’s tough coming out as a gay boy in high school today, you should have tried doing it during the late 70s or early 80s. Tough-tough-tough. Especially in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Clicking is not a typical “gay romance” or “coming out” piece. It’s a far deeper story, involving a young man’s process of self-discovery. The characters are likable and realistic. This book is not fluff; these are real people dealing with real-life issues. I’m not sure how the book will turn out, but I’m glad I bought it. I have tried to find contact information on Keith Hale, so I could drop him an e-mail and tell him how much I like his book, but I can’t find any sort of website or even a Facebook page for Mr. Hale. Anyone have such information?

Here’s a link if you want to purchase this book via Amazon:

Okay, I need to cook dinner. So, I’ll wish everyone a nice Monday evening. I’ll have another nice photo in tomorrow morning’s post.

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