Beautiful Heath Ledger; gloomy morning on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I came across the photo to the left yesterday, and it made me so sad it brought tears to my eyes. Heath Ledger looks like he must have been eighteen or so when it was taken, and what a beautiful guy he was.

I never knew much about Heath until I saw Brokeback Mountain. Believe it or not that film was released thirteen years ago. I remember seeing an interview with Heath at the time, where he explained that he felt completely comfortable with portraying a gay man because he was very close to his gay uncle, back in Australia. I also remember the love scenes between Heath and Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie and how genuine they looked. You could feel the passion right on the screen. How sad it is that Heath had to die at such a young age. 🙁

Well, my cruise hip docked at Port Canaveral yesterday morning, and my friends and I disembarked right around nine AM. I drove myself and three friends back to the west coast, arriving home around noon. I enjoyed the hell out of myself on the three-day cruise, especially when a group of us took a Jeep tour of Nassau guided by two Bahamian youths who were utterly charming.

The food on the ship was pretty good and the staff was super friendly. I did my best not to eat too much, and to get some exercise every day by walking a few miles on deck. The sea water in Nassau was the prettiest shade of blue and utterly clear. I’ve been to the Bahamas a dozen times, but never to Nassau, and the trip was definitely worth it.

It’s a gloomy morning, here on my little island. I just finished my writing for the day, and in just about a half-hour I will put on my gym shoes and take a three-mile walk. Then, after lunch, I will drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming session. I’ll run some errands on my way home, and I’m having dinner tonight with an old friend, so it’ll be a busy day for me.

Have a nice Tuesday, friends.

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