I watched this documentary recently and have to say it inspired me. It’s about Joe Cross. a guy who has chronic health conditions and decides, after trying many other ways to treat it, to try a 60 day juice fast to try to cure it. I don’t know about you, but a week of juice seems like a very long time to me. He was desperate to repair his health and lose weight, so he went on this juice fast (with regular medical supervision). He had been a junk food eater and so this was a major change for him. He decided he wanted to see if the body could heal itself, similar to the way it does when you have a cut.
Portland Queers…triangle! Productions is putting on a very timely and relevant show in March. You would be wise to make it a priority! :-)
(Reblog from PDX Q CENTER)
Now in their 24th season, our friends over at triangle productions! are back with the 2010 Tony Nominated Play “Next Fall” March 13th-April 6th — and they are offering a discount to all Q Center supporters!
Click HERE for tickets and click the link below for more info.
I admit it. I’m a Gleek. At first, I loved Glee because it was quirky. Then, over time, it shifted to being more of a coming-of-age after school special, but with better music! That isn’t an insult to me because I also liked after school specials. And I have always loved Lea Michele.
I was listening to Lea Michele’s new album (CD? What the hell are they calling them these days?) and the words of one of her songs, Battlefield, stuck out to me, partly because they reflect one of my life philosophies. “What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield.” Now, the ‘battlefield’ part isn’t really an aspect of my philosophy, but the idea that we look back at our mistakes and judge them harshly is. See, I think that we make the best decisions we can with the knowledge and experience we have at any given time. Of course, there are many exceptions for stupidity, and being drunk, and just not caring that we’re making a bad decision. I’m talking about decisions we make with earnestness and serious consideration.
It’s rare, but it does snow in Portland. This is the first snow we’ve had in about 5 years. I don’t think we got even a flake the past couple of years. Snow, for me, is magical. It makes the world (at least MY world) slow down and be quiet. I love listening to the silence after a nice snow. No cars or horns honking. Just quiet. We spend so much of our lives with sound pollution and things pulling our attention this way and that. Snow reminds us to look within.
A bit of levity for a Monday!!
Queer Voices – Portland Can Do For Bisexuals What San Francisco Has Done For Gays
by Cameron Kude
The gay population of San Francisco is estimated to be 15%. Studies have suggested that 17% of Portland, Oregon residents identify as Bisexual alone. Factoring in gays and lesbians we are over 1/4 queer.
Some say that our bizarre city is the nations bisexual capital.
We are weird, we are chic, we are androgynous. We are liberal and literary, experimental and evolutionary. We are kind and kinky. We rock full beards with skinny jeans. Our women have hairy legs and our men wear skirts to brunch. It’s cold and we love love LOVE to cuddle.
First of all, let me say I absolutely HATED this movie, so those who love it will want to pass this commentary by. I rarely consider leaving the theater during a movie, and am also not likely to be so unhappy and bored that I look around the theater to find something else to pay attention to. But all of that is true of my experience with The Wolf of Wall Street.
I had been looking forward to seeing this movie, because I really like both Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey. The trailer looked entertaining, though it admittedly isn’t the kind of movie I usually find fascinating. But the movie wasn’t much like the trailer. I hate it when they do that.
Matthew M had a very small part…in fact, what you see in the trailer is a big chunk of his role. I think maybe he could have made the movie more palatable had he had a larger role. This was my first disappointment.