Saturday, November 22, 2014


November 22, 2014

Sun in Sagittarius

Happy Birthday to the Sagittarius readers.

New Moon 0° Sagittarius

Saturn in Sagittarius ... Challenges

November 22, 1963

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas

  John F. Kennedy Assassination Google Videos

Gay in Country Music

I celebrated my 70th birthday in Nashville where I met actor, singer, and musician Chris Carmack co-star of the hit TV series Nashville. Chris plays Will Lexington a rising country star struggling with the fact that he is gay, which would not sit well with the country and western community.

Thursday, the same night Nashviile airs, 52-year-old country and western singer Ty Herndon and singer Billy Gilman came out. Ty Herndon announced first. He had an immediate impact on double-platinum country artist Billy Gilman, who, hearing of Herndon's move, came out in a YouTube video on Thursday as well. At the end of the day ...most people have always figured out when someone is gay.

I wonder how this will affect Chris Carmack's character on Nashville. If fans turn against gay country singers, as they have with other performers who came out, then so be it. People will have to take a long hard look at their own prejudices. This is just one of an endless list of challenges in which we are gaining understanding and making inroads. There are people in the world who have never met anyone who is gay and do not understand the dynamic of the whole experience. It's all about duality - so there will be positives and negative.

There will be other country performers who will soon come out in the aftermath of this announcement. Give it time. Ty and Billy have definitely opened the door to the future of country music. Let's give them lots of credit and support. It's time and part of the program. Straight or gay, humans do the whackiest things in relationships then go on to write and sing about them. We are a crazy species filled with too much judgment, fear, and anger using every opportunity to vent. Let it all go.

"Thor" star Chris Hemsworth is People's Sexiest Man Alive, topping challengers Chris Pratt, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey   ABC - November 20, 2014
He succeeds last year's honoree Adam Levine, the Maroon 5 lead singer.

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. Hemsworth began dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in early 2010 after meeting through their mutual representatives, and they wed in December 2010. They have three children: daughter India Rose (b. May 2012) and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha (b. March 2014).