Hot boys and their cameras; windy morning on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I find most selfies rather boring. I mean, do I really want to know what sort of hair care products you keep on your bathroom vanity? U-m-m-m, no. But occasionally I’ll come across some interesting selfies and I’ll share them with you guys, for your viewing pleasure.

Our friend to the left here certainly looks good in those skimpy blue briefs he’s sporting. If her were my boyfriend I’d insist he wear them around the house frequently, and mean only the briefs, nothing else. Yummy …. 😉

I went to bed relatively early last night, and then I woke up at four AM, wide awake. I read for 90 minutes before going back to sleep, and I woke around eight AM, ready for my busy day.

I spent two hours writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress. Then I did the N.Y. Times crossword puzzle. Now it’s 11:30 a.m. and nearly time for lunch.

By the way, do you find the young man to the left here as appealing as I do? There are some very explicit photos of him floating around the Internet, and I will provide a link to them at the end of this post.

After lunch today I will drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming. I’ve only visited the “Y” once in the past ten days because of my recent travels, so I am eager to get back into my exercise groove. After the “Y” I will visit my CPA to sign my 2017 federal tax return. I have a few errands to run on my way home, and then neighbors are hosting me for dinner tonight, a real treat. 🙂

Outside it’s very windy. A cool front swept into central Florida overnight, following some very blustery weather that hit us yesterday in the late afternoon. Well, at least the sun is shining. Have a nice Monday, everyone. Oh, and here’s that link:

Beautiful guys in black-and-white; rainy afternoon on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

If you follow this site then you know I am a huge fan of black-and-white photography, particularly when the subject of a photo is a handsome young man. See the boy to the right? He looks exactly like one of my college fraternity brothers who I developed a huge crush on my sophomore year. His name was Jerry. He was the shy type, with a beautiful smile and huge, chocolate brown eyes that made me swoon every time I gazed into them. Jerry and I were pretty close but I never told him that I felt a sexual attraction to him. Back then being gay was verboten, so I kept my feelings to myself. I wonder where Jerry is today?

I slept in late this morning. I think I was tired after spending most of the past week on the road. When I finally got up, I made myself some breakfast and read the Sunday newspaper. It was full of interesting articles on the Florida environment and how threatened it’s becoming. Then I worked in my yard for 1-1/2 hours, fertilizing shrubbery and raking leaves up. Just as I finished rain began to fall and then a huge squall line blew in from the Gulf of Mexico. It’s okay, we need the rain.

See the guy to the left here? My first partner looked a lot like him when he was in his early twenties, right down to the curly mop of hair he grew long.

It’s almost 3:30 PM right now and I’ve finished all the household chores I needed to take care of. I’ll do a little reading, and then I’ll have a few beers before I enjoy my dinner, leftovers from takeout a friend and I ordered last night. Have a good Sunday, friends.


Getting naked in nature; Martin’s back from his north Florida adventure ….

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It’s funny how getting out in nature can cause a guy to lose his inhibitions. The next thing you know his clothes are off and he’s prancing around in his birthday suit. The guy to the left certainly seems to enjoy getting to know that fallen tree, doesn’t he? I like the way the sunlight falls onto his butt and thighs. Beautiful …. 😉

Well, a friend and I departed the city Wednesday around one PM. We drove 2-1/2 hours northward to spend two nights at a beautiful state park right on the Suwanee River with a fresh water spring the size of six tennis courts. The weather was perfect: sunny, dry and cool.

Thursday morning a canoe outfitter rented us a canoe and shuttled us up river. Then we canoed ten miles down the Suwanee. I have canoed many Florida rivers but not that one, and the experience was very special. We saw few people on the river, but plenty of birds, turtles, and leaping Gulf sturgeons.

The cabin we rented in the park was almost posh compared to most I’ve stayed in, and Thursday afternoon we took a nice four-mile hike in another state park where we passed through a variety of north Florida ecosystems.

Now I’m home and unpacked, ready for a relaxing evening at home, here on the island. I’ll drink a few beers, fix a simple dinner, and probably watch a Netflix movie I received in the mail a few days ago. Have a nice Friday night, friends.

A cute bass fisherman; Martin’s going canoeing ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Okay, I know he’s a little rough around the edges, but I still think the young man to the left here is mighty cute, and I’d just about bet you he comes from north Florida. He has that look about him. Now, if he were my boyfriend I’d make him shave off those chin whiskers and maybe get a haircut. Otherwise there’s nothing I would change about him. 🙂

By the way, that fish hes holding is a large mouth bass, the number one fresh water game fish in Florida, and his fish is a beauty, the catch of a lifetime.

If you follow this site then you know I love the outdoors. I have a fishing camp and I live at the beach and I am always happiest when I am breathing fresh air. Hey, I’m a Florida boy. It’s who I am.

Early this afternoon a friend and I will travel 150 miles northward to stay in a Florida state park. Tomorrow morning we’ll spend four hours canoeing the Suwanee River. The weather’s supposed to be good. We have a cabin reserved for two nights and I’m pretty much fully packed for the trip: food, clothes and toiletries. And, of course, beer and wine. You can’t fully enjoy nature without a little alcohol in the mix. 🙂

Yesterday it rained all day nonstop, but this morning the sun is shining and the temperature will climb up to about 80 degrees F. It will be a little cooler up where we’re headed today, but still pleasant enough to wear shorts and a t-shirt during the day. We’ll barbecue chicken for our dinner tonight and also have a campfire. It’s going to be a fun two days.

Have a great Wednesday, friends.

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.

Boys on BMX bikes; Martin’s going on a cruise ….

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I’ve never been to a BMX track.  In fact, I don’t know if one exists in our city. But if guys at  who BMX look as good as the ones in today’s photo posts then I’d definitely like to visit a track one day. Are shirts prohibited at the tracks? I hope so …. 😉

Well when you read the headline for this post you probably thought to yourself, “Isn’t Martin always cruising guys? What’s new?”

Well, I mean I am going on an ocean liner cruise to the Bahamas tomorrow, with a group of twenty-two people from my neighborhood. I’ve never been on a cruise ship before, never wanted to. But I like my neighbors and it’s only three nights and I’ve never been to Nassau, so what the heck. I’m going.

Teenage Boy with Bicycle — Image by © Cameron/Corbis

I have always found the photo to the left a little haunting. The boy seems to be in a rather desolate place. No trees or shrubs or buildings. He’s in the middle of nowhere, it seems, but he doesn’t seem distressed about it. I’m guessing the photo was taken in west Texas or maybe Arizona. Anyway, I like it.

So, going on a cruise requires a fair amount of preparation. The usual packing is involved, of course. But I need documents I downloaded from the cruise line, along with my passport. I won’t have cell phone service or WiFi service either, so I’ll be incommunicado for three days and three nights. It’s okay, lack of service will be a nice change.

Of course I had to water all my house and patio plants so they don’t dry out while I’m gone. I cancelled delivery of my newspaper and made sure everything around here was in order. I filled up my Element for the drive to the east coast where our ship departs form Port Canaveral, close to where I normally surf in Cocoa Beach. Now everything is done.

In just a little while I will take a two-mile run, here on the island, and then it’ll be time to relax with a cold beer on my back porch. I need to get to bed early tonight, as I need to rise at 6:30 tomorrow morning.

Wish me luck, friends. 🙂

Sexy guys with long hair; another pretty day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

When I was in college and law school I wore my hair long. It grew past my shoulders and I thought it looked pretty good on me. But it was a pain in the butt to take care of, and once I graduated I had it cut short. It has remained that way ever since.

Just the same, I think long hair looks really good on certain guys, like the two who appear in this morning’s photo posts. The boy to the left reminds me of a good friend I had, back in college. His name was Steve and we spent much time together. We stayed in touch our entire lives and saw each other maybe once a month. But sadly, Steve died a few years ago. He didn’t take care of his health and eventually paid the price for it. I miss him. 🙁

I woke around eight this morning, after going to bed pretty early last night. I worked on a novel I’m editing, and then took care of correspondence. I read the morning newspaper and solved the L.A. Times crossword puzzle, and now it’s almost eleven AM.

It’s a beautiful day outside: sunny, still and about 76 degrees F. In just a few minutes I’ll put on my tennis shoes and then I’ll take a three mile walk, here on the island, for a little exercise. I’m not sure if I’ll get to visit the YMCA today because I have seasonal renters coming in today and they haven’t yet told me when they will arrive. 🙁

Have a nice Wednesday, friends.

Bests friends, sharing life; easy Tuesday in store for Martin ….


Hi, friends and readers:

When I look at the photos I have posted here this morning I’m transported back to my teenage years. I lived in a beach community–the Gulf of Mexico was only steps from my front door–and I spent my summers roaming the beach with my best friend, Curtis. We did everything together back then: surfing, skimboarding, pool-hopping at motels, and playing putter golf at a facility not far from our homes. I was a gay boy while Curtis was straight, but it didn’t matter. We always got along well and accepted each other’s differences. We even roomed together at University of Florida for two years.

I suppose every teenage boy deserves to have a best friend like Curtis, someone to hang with and to share secrets with. But I suspect there are lots of lonely boys out there who don’t have a best friend, and that’s kind of sad to think about.

The past few days have been kind of hectic. I deep into edits on the next novel I have coming out. I had a slew of projects to get done around the house, which are now completed. I had an early morning dental appointment yesterday, and then my handyman was here all afternoon yesterday, performing carpentry work and electrical repairs. I had to get my vacation rental apartment ready for my next guests, which ate up all of my Saturday. Sunday I performed a whole bunch of yard work and indoor housework before I hosted a friend for dinner. So, I am ready for a lazy day today.

Of course I have more editing to do on my novel, and I need to run a few errands this afternoon. I’ll take a two-mile run on the island this afternoon, but that’s about it. It’ll be nice just doing some reading on my back porch, and I don’t have a darn thing planned for my evening, which is fine.

Have nice Tuesday, everyone.

Hot guys and their cameras; easy Sunday on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I’m not a huge fan of selfies. Why do I want to see all the hair care products in your bathroom? But occasionally I’ll come across a few selfies I think are worth sharing, and I am posting two of them here this morning.

I mean, check our Mr. Drawstring to the left here. Great athletic body, pretty hair and skin. Definitely boyfriend material …. 😉

I had a really nice evening last night, spending time with my old boyhood friend. The weather was ideal: cool and still. We drank a few beers on my friend’s second floor deck before dining on tasty Greek takeout.

U-m-m-m-m, would anyone like to tell me what’s not to like about the young man to the left here? What a beautiful guy, and check out the bulge in his briefs. Aye-yi-yi ….

When I got home last night, around 9:30, I made myself a drink and spent a little time on my back porch, enjoying the quiet and listening to my patio fountain gurgle. Then I climbed int bed and read for a half-hour before going to sleep. I ended up sleeping until 9:30 this morning, but I woke feeling rested and refreshed. I spent an hour reading the Sunday newspaper and now it’s almost lunchtime.

I don’t have a lot on my plate today, other than taking a three-mile walk on the beach and also taking a two-mile run, here on the island. I’m having a friend over for dinner, and I have a bit of yard work to deal with. That’s it.

Have a nice Sunday, everyone, and Happy Easter.

Boys with sexy abs; windy and gloomy weather on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

A set of rippling abdominal muscles is one of nature’s finest gifts to the lucky young men who sport them. A guy only has defined abs for a short period of time. By the time he turns twenty-five they’ve already disappeared, never to return. So we have to admire a young man’s abs while he has them, and what’s not to like about the guys in today’s photo posts?

After dining out and watching Love, Simon last night I spent a couple of hours on my back porch, sipping wine and listening to my patio fountain gurgle. It was so lovely outside, but then my eyelids grew heavy and I got myself to bed.

I slept until ten AM this morning, and after I brewed coffee and made a quick breakfast I got busy with my initial tasks for the day: taking out the trash and recycling stuff, loading up the dishwasher and making my bed.

My winter tenants departed Friday morning and I have new people form Nova Scotia arriving April 4th, so this afternoon I will do a thorough cleaning next door so the place is fresh for the new folks’ arrival. Yeah, cleaning is never fun but it’s a necessary part of vacation rentals.

Outside it’s overcast and windy. It rained early this morning and everything outdoors is damp. But I actually don’t mind since it will deter all the tourists from coming to my island today. I’m sick of the clogged traffic they cause. 🙁 Have a nice Saturday, friends.