Welcome

This is a searchable resource of insightful artworks discussing sexuality, relationships, creativity, and love in the arts.  Since 2006 this blog has focused on discussing concepts of social, emotional, and relationship intelligence.  You can use the search cell… Continue reading

What, If You Had Never Seen It Before, Would I Want To Show You? #1

Have you ever seen the above illustration before? Can you imagine what the rest of the image looks like? Do you know who the artist is? Why do you think the artist took so… Continue reading

This Week’s Gifts For You

“Life is a gift, better when it’s shared.” Images and ideas created for your enjoyment . . . For your eyes . . . This is how John Singer Sargent signed the guestbook… Continue reading

The Normal Heart

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Four Of The Better Ideas That Recently Came To Mind

1.  Life . . . In Complete Sentences While I can see that the world is becoming more about catch phrases, text abbreviations, memes, and tweets, I understand some of the valuable complexities… Continue reading

Being a Good Lover is Remarkably Similar to Being a Good Investor

  Preface: When I finished the completed draft (as if any draft is ever a “completed draft”) of this post last week, the S&P 500 had recently hit an all-time high.  Poetically, consistent with… Continue reading

Why Do We Desire To See The Whole Picture? 1

Do you desire to see the whole picture? Why? Should you only be able to see part of the picture? Who should be able to keep you from seeing the whole picture? If… Continue reading

A Praise Artist

Praise others. The average person receives so many messages every day about how they comparatively “falling short” on some criteria. I don’t write or post often on Facebook.  But most days, I “like” as… Continue reading

A James Bond Fantasy

A James Bond fantasy, among other things, and other interpretations, is a fantasy that poses the question:  Wouldn’t it be nice if I was a very attractive, wealthy person, with lots of money,… Continue reading

Gifts For You

The best ideas that came to mind recently . . . Enduring kindness is more rare than enduring beauty.  Pray you are in pursuit of the former more than the latter. Physical beauty… Continue reading

500 Great Quotes: #479

“We made the story funny.  You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.”     ~ John Green, American novelist, from… Continue reading

Sometimes, My Best Counter-Argument To Depressive Thought Patterns Is: Chocolate

Someone once said, “None of what we do matters, because it will all be forgotten someday.” A capable response I’ve found to counter that mindset is:  chocolate. I get frustrated with people who,… Continue reading

Writing Purpose Checklist

For anyone curious about my writing style and sensibilities, first a warning:  Before engaging in public writing, you should first check with a doctor to make sure your heart is healthy enough for… Continue reading

OMX Orgasm Experience Conference March 28-30, 2014

I was kindly asked to mention this upcoming conference to readers.  I was offered money to publicize it, but I declined.  However, because it appears this event is within the realm of this… Continue reading

A Finer Point #1: The Truth Shall Make You . . .

The cliché:  You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. A famous twist: “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”  ~ Aldous Huxley A… Continue reading

Do You Want To Know How To Get Where You Want To Go?

Most people want things. Do you care about how people perceive you or what you do? Most people care about that kind of thing. If you show me someone who doesn’t have what… Continue reading

Two Of The Most Famous English Poems

“We’ll Go No More A-Roving” by Lord Byron So, we’ll go no more a-roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright.… Continue reading

U2 Invisible

U2′s latest single “Invisible” lyrics: It’s like the room just cleared of smoke I didn’t even want the heart you broke It’s yours to keep You just might need one I finally found… Continue reading

Marilyn Monroe’s Bridges Self-Writing

Oh damn I wish that I were dead — absolutely nonexistent – gone away from here — from everywhere but how would I do it There is always bridges — the Brooklyn bridge… Continue reading

A Personal Blog

I’m trying out writing a personal diary on a separate blog.  While I have sometimes shared personal stories here, I’ve attempted to keep this blog focused on the blog’s central topics:  sexuality, love, relationships, ethics, philosophy,… Continue reading

We Are Creatures Of Consideration . . . Or We Are Not

As social individuals, we can determine whether or not we intend to be considerate of others.   If we choose to attempt to be considerate of others, the pursuit is still never simple, never-ending.… Continue reading

Respect For Philip Seymour Hoffman

Thank you Philip Seymour Hoffman.  I admire and appreciate your life’s work.  I am grateful for your performances in “Jack Goes Boating,” “Synecdoche, New York,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Capote,” “Magnolia,” and “Boogie Nights”… Continue reading

In Pursuit Of Better Questions

Better solutions to many problems can often be found by finding a better question than the one you are currently attempting to answer.  Our failings often lie in our inaccurate presumptions.  Many, maybe most,… Continue reading

Love Is What You . . .

I hope for the best for you and yours in the new year.  Around this time of year, people often take a snapshot of their lives, looking at where they are at, where they… Continue reading

The Games We Choose To Play

Don’t expect humanity to be good. Instead, be a force for good in humanity. – - The Games We Choose To Play When I was a boy, I loved to play all kinds… Continue reading