Memories of Brokeback Mountain; Martin’s off to Europe ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Thirteen years have passed since the film Brokeback Mountain was released, and it is still my favorite gay-themed film. Okay, Call Me By Your Name was pretty damned good, but you can’t beat the chemistry between Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback. I remember reading an interview with Jake and Heath at the time the film came out. Both said they were comfortable portraying gay men because, in Heath’s case, he had a gay uncle he was close to, while Jake’s godparents were a gay couple. Cool, eh?

I stayed up late last night, doing a bit of partying after taking a pleasant moonlit swim at my timeshare. I slept until ten AM this morning, as a result. But I am feeling great and ready for my European adventure. I’ll be gone for three weeks, and my trip will include a visit to Venice, Italy, a place I have always wanted to see. I’ll spend time with two of my closest friends, and see many places I have never been to. What more could I ask for? Anyway, I need to get packing, so I will close this post by asking all of you to bear with my absence during the coming weeks. I will post regularly on this site, beginning September 2nd. Until then, I wish all of you a pleasant August. And keep smiling, it’s important. 🙂