Living Your Truth
1998: George Michael comes out in CNN interview CNN - December 26, 2016
Another talented musician has passed away at a young age. As with many talented musicians George Michael dealt with substance abuse and sexual orientation issues. At the age of 19, he told Andrew Ridgeley and close friends that he was bisexual. In a 1999 interview with The Advocate, Michael said that it was falling in love with a man that ended his conflict over bisexuality. "I never had a moral problem with being gay. I thought I had fallen in love with a woman a couple of times. Then I fell in love with a man, and realized that none of those things had been love. I used to sleep with women quite a lot in the Wham! days but never felt it could develop into a relationship because I knew that, emotionally, I was a gay man. I didn't want to commit to them but I was attracted to them. Then I became ashamed that I might be using them. My depression at the end of Wham! was because I was beginning to realize I was gay, not bisexual."
My daughter Zsia, her husband, Jon, and they sons Michal, 18 and Dylan, 16, have always been Pittsburgh Steelers fans. This year they decided to spend Christmas at a playoff game. They left early Sunday morning for the 4:30 game driving five hours to get there. Of course I watched the game - the most exciting part at the end as the Steelers beat the Ravens - Steelers win North, clinch No. 3 seed in an exciting finish. The weather was as good as it gets in late December - clear with temps in the 40's. This morning Zsia emailed this pic of Jon (black jacket) and Michael next to him bending over to touch the hand of one of the players. This picture comes from the Steelers Twitter feed. Zsia has more pictures to send later. What a game.
2016 News in Review
Science, Business, Politics, 2017 (File Updating)
You are standing at the precipice of reality about to jump into Grid 2017. Don't look down any more ... look up. 2017 is about transition and illusion. There are two crystal balls to that end -- the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball that signals the start of a new year in linear time ... and one that gives you a glimpse into next year beyond linear time. 2016 was a year of Social, Political and Geological Earthquakes. Trump won against all odds as things were orchestrated in his favor by the hologram. He's a game changer, a disruptor of the establishment who shatters the norms exposing them as fiction based on a "gentleman's agreement" between politicians back in the day, now changing the bipartisan system ... and we haven't seen anything yet. Trump has many agendas of which he is unaware. January 20, 2017 ... here we come.