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07/08/2008

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nearlynormalized

Why do you live there?

The Gay Recluse

Because I have a house that's going to be worth $$$$ in about ten years; because it's architecturally and geographically beautiful; because I think everyone should understand the experience of being a true outsider; because it's taught me a lot about life, which is not always about taking the easy way out.

nearlynormalized

Do you think you will be alive in ten years? What a silly way to look at alomost happiness. If you love your home and are a prisoner in it, there seems to be not a balance. I have been an out dyke for many years, talk about not being easy; it has been different and "phuque em if they can't take a joke." I have not been abused, because in #'s fools don't say much and if they do my come back is, "Your wife has come back for seconds." Stay healthy, enjoy your home and "Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone."

nearlynormalized

Mr. Gay Recluse--the bottom line to it all, you are a snob. Enjoy yourself-and stay in your home.

The Gay Recluse

Thanks, NN! I will always cop to being a snob (and a misansthrope and a cynic). That's why I'm a recluse!

nearlynormalized

Enjoy the view, it is another constant in you life besides what?

The Gay Recluse

Hey NN! Mostly I'm either writing (see below link), watching teevee, on the internets, or gardening.

http://gawker.com/5060254/the-happiest-against%20all%20odds-book-deal

nearlynormalized

How does the gardening on the roof go at this time? Do you skate on the roof? Happy Holidays.

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-- The New York Times

Music: Death Culture at Sea and Saturnine

Listen or download songs and records from my indie-rock past with Saturnine here and Death Culture at Sea here.

Music Video: Remembrance of Things Past

Watch the rock opera Remembrance of Things Past written and performed by Saturnine and Frances Gibson, starring Bennett Madison and Sheila McClear.

Video: The Chaos Detective

The Chaos Detective is a series about a man searching for 'identity' as he completes assignments from a mysterious organization. Watch the first episode (five parts) on YouTube.

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