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Apple CEO, Tim Cook, comes out

gay, coming out, closetThe gay community has known that Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is gay for a very long time.  Despite that fact news of Tim Cook coming out today is a HUGE deal.

Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.

You can read more about Tim Cook’s statement here.

 

Masquerade fundraiser: Foreplay tonight

The Theater Offensive, Masquerade, Manhunt, Maverick MenJoin  Cole and Hunter (a.k.a. The Maverick Men) and Manhunt as they throw a special Halloween party to help raise funds for The Theater Offensive at the Manhunt Mansion tonight.

Tickets to this party also include delicious food from Boston Chops / dBar as well as beer and wine and great music from my friend, DJ Jim “Gay Jim” Clerkin from KISS 108FM.

Buy Tickets Here

 

Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake opens Thursday

Boston BalletTomorrow (October 30th), The Boston Ballet will present the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, featuring magnificent new costumes and sets.

For fans of classic ballet, Swan Lake is a must see. Get your tickets and plan an evening out with a friend or someone special. If you need tips on where to grab a dinner or drinks after the performance, I’m happy to provide suggestions.

Get Your Tickets Here

Boston we have a problem

Boston cost of living While there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of real estate websites talking about the many residential projects underway in Boston, this chart by Jumpshell  makes me wonder if we are developing a city anyone will like in the future.  Part of any city’s appeal is its vibrancy and diversity.  If every building is “luxury apartments” then perhaps we should just decide to create a “luxury city” and kick out anyone who doesn’t fit the right socio-economic-status.

I don’t mean to infer that I’m opposed to these projects nor do I mean to infer that the city isn’t trying to make Boston a home for everyone.  My friend Julian just today Tweeted out an article in The Atlantic Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities; clearly Boston isn’t alone with this troubling trend.  For more detail about Boston’s skyrocketing rent explore Jumpshell’s infographic to see median rent prices for studios, 1-4 BR apartments as well as the average rent per person by linking here.

Acai Brothers appealing advertising

Last week my friend Brenton who writes the NSFW blog Aussielicious shared this post, Some sexy advertising, about the Acai Brothers who are opening a raw & organic smoothies and juice bar in Australia.

The advertising certainly grabbed my attention.  Maybe they will open a second location here in Boston. :-)

Latest obsession: my French Press

French PressEarlier this month my coffee maker died and I had a bit of a meltdown.

I started to look at replacements and stumbled upon this French Press.  Initially I thought, I love coffee from a French Press, but I’m too clueless in the morning to fuss with the contraption.  However, once I threw out my coffee maker I realized how much space it took up in my tiny kitchen and so I thought I’d give the French Press a go.  If you are a coffee fiend, and looking to get a new coffee maker, I’d say ditch the filtered coffees and try the French Press.  It really doesn’t take much time and it is so much better tasting.

Halloween Trick or Treat infographic

Trick or Treating in Boston via BostonBoston.com shared this infographic on the best places to trick or treat in the US and which Boston neighborhoods are rated the best.