WILD FIRES still rage in the west. Oregon and California face record destruction from wild fires that are being attributed to climate change. CNN reports: “California is in the midst of an existential climate crisis. It was just two years ago that this area saw the deadliest wildfire in our history. Now, just a few miles away, another deadly wildfire has ripped through these same communities,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. “There is no doubt — climate change is here, and it is happening faster than most had anticipated.”
On the front lines are thousands of firefighters who have so far had little help from weather — with high temperatures and winds fanning the flames. And officials say the flames won’t burn out any time soon.At least eight of Oregon’s wildfires are expected to burn “until the winter’s rains fall,” Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Chief Doug Grafe said Friday.
HEARTTHROB HONCHO D.J. Jesse Siminski from Berlin, “Overjoyed to share something I love in a place I love. Grateful is an understatement ❤️.”
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Ok I guess apartment gyms work too 🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/nFQafXbzRi
— Jack (@jackjackmichae1) September 11, 2020
THE ALPHA is an erotic cartoon rendition of an alpha male and his betas by @PupSquirt, a kinky dude who draws sometimes.
The Alpha pic.twitter.com/3wUHLwgCDY
— Nicky (@PupSquirt) September 11, 2020
ATLANTA Psychologist Machel Hunt wants to get Black gay men into therapy. Living Out Loud says, “Black gay relationship counselor and psychosexual therapist Machel Hunt tells The Reckoning that he is “on a mission to have every Black gay man in Atlanta in therapy.”
“The London, England bred therapist who now calls Atlanta home has built a thriving practice in the heart of what is considered by many as the Black gay mecca. And while Hunt’s expertise is not limited to counseling Black gay men, he is very open about his passion for helping this particular population ‘deal with the traumas that impact us and causes us not to be the best version of ourselves.'”
It’s those untreated traumas that we as Black gay men have ignored, oftentimes to the detriment of our romantic relationships and our individual growth that Hunt wants Black gay men to address.
“We’re all trying to find ourselves and we’re trying to project that onto someone else,” said Hunt. “You cannot be in a successful relationship or a healthy relationship until you’re able to be with yourself in a healthy way. So recognizing what your limitations are, recognizing what you need to work on to be the best version of you.”
MONOLOGUE: TESTED, MASKED, AND SPREAD APART Bill Maher broke down the weeks’ news on his opening of Real Time on HBO Friday night.
— RubberBound (@rubber_bound3) September 7, 2020
FOOTCARE @Go_Divatan writes, “It is an image that his face is being messed up by his opponent who cannot rebel. It may be a senior, a teacher, or a father.”
PARTING SHOT Chris says, “Idk why I don’t wear these more often.” Us either.
SONG OF THE DAY Janelle Monae “Turntables.”
i like my men a little ugly bc the dick… whew
— the duality of them (@LI4BILlTY) September 12, 2020
ONE FOR THE ROAD Howard Stern on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday.