Best friends, sharing life; pretty day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Everyone deserves to have a best friend to share life with. Teenage boys, especially, need a best friend to help them navigate the daily ups and downs they face at home and at school.

My best friend was named Curtis. We met in ninth grade and remained best friends all the way through college. We kept no secrets from each other. And though Curtis was straight and I was gay, our sexual differences never affected our friendship.


I spoke on the phone with Curtis recently. He and his wife are retired lawyers, they live near Asheville, NC. He seems to be happy, living in the mountains with his wife and two golden retrievers. Both of us grew up in humble circumstances, but we made successes out of our lives, and I am glad we’re still in touch.

I slept in late this morning, but once I was up, I got busy. It’s beautiful outside–sunny and dry and about 72 degrees F. I don’t have a lot planned for my day, as I am not allowed to exercise. I have some light yard work to perform, and a couple of errands to run. Around five PM, I will build a blaze in my fire pit, and later I will dine on leftovers while watching a Netflix streaming movie.

Have a nice Saturday, everyone. And if you have a best friend, give him a call. He’ll love you for it. 🙂


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