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George Akerley

George Akerley

I'll have something more to say soon - once I can determine what it is that I want to say. At this point, suffice to say that I'm gay. I've just posted information concerning my business, Word of Excellence. It is an editing/writing/proofreading business that sprang up in 2007. I have an extensive background in writing and editing. I'd be pleased to correspond with anyone who's interested as we enjoy these latter years. I am located in Connecticut. You can see some of my writing here, as I will be submitting what I hope will be beneficial articles, stories, etc. for my fellow Prime Timers.

By way of introduction, I recognized that I was gay at about age 50, but it's been a struggle to deal with it, as many of you may know. I've only come out to a fairly small circle of friends, and it's still a process for me. I've dated and fallen in love with one man, and I love the romance. I'm 65 now and I am proud to acknowledge my true sexuality.

Coming out isn't easy, as we all know; but at some point we have to take control of ourselves and let others know who we truly are. It's been a struggle for me for a variety of reasons, but I'm proud that I'm gay and glad to say that I finally accepted it.

 

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His kiss meant everything to me,
Lips so sweet and soft; Pink.
My breath was stilled,
I wondered, why he loves me.
We'd only met the other day,
Yet our hearts were thumping,
This day, the first of our own;
We'll recall on joy, in love, always.

There's a church near my home that in the spring of 2014 unfurled a rainbow flag on the building. There's also a sign posted nearby that says "God is still speaking".


As I drove by one day, I spotted on the front lawn two quite noticeable rainbow flags. Not long after, I spied an article in the local newspaper, announcing that the First Congregational Church of Bloomfield had become "Open and Affirming".

Pornography certainly has a hold on our population. I recall when Playboy was considered pornographic, and when ordinary people were found to be readers, it was said that they "read it for the articles, not the pictures." Of course, there was some truth to that, because Hugh Hefner, in his wisdom, crafted a very well-written and informative magazine that just so happened to be marketed mostly for its pictures of the Playmates. Remember the days when full nudity was taboo?

Word of Excellence was established in 2007, primarily as an editing business. Seeing the need for editing in much of what is written, I reached out to those who are in need and provided a service that was timely, accurate and inexpensive. Within a year, my client list had increased markedly and I was most pleased with results. In the latter part of 2008, I added the writing function to the business. Not only am I able to provide written material of my own, but I can provide for my clients well-written, accurate documents that they will be extremely pleased with. Some of that written material appears here on PTWW.

 

by George Akerley

Being gay is not strictly a sexual life. Though vitally important to any gay man, sex is but a portion of our makeup. In order to fully understand what it is to be a gay man, what it may have been like for others who've gone before us, and how best to take advantage of all that life provides, it's smart to invest in digging deep into the past to learn about our gay ancestors. They were a creative, brave, strong (dare we say "macho") aggregate of what might be called "the best and the brightest."

By George M. Akerley

Gay men are stereotypically described as "artsy." In that light, it would make sense that gay men are all readers. Of course, we know that not to be so; otherwise, gay tomes would top the best-seller charts. Then again, many of them do just that. Well, at least Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are" rests at number 23 this week, according to USA Today.

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