Devotion by Robert Frost

loveValentine’s Day may have been on Friday, but I’m in favor of extending any holiday that is about expressing your love. This poem, published by Robert Frost in 1928, is a personal favorite. He masterfully paints a picture with his words to describe love in such an intimate manner. Whenever I read this poem it is with a soundtrack softly playing in my head of waves crashing on the beach followed by the rushing noise of the water quickly receding back into the ocean.

Devotion

The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to ocean –
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition. 

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

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Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

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Furry Friday

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BosGuy brain teaser

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Each Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

Can you figure out this week’s Valentine’s Day themed riddle? Leave your best guess below as a comment, and I’ll approve the answers later. This is a tough one so don’t get discouraged!

This week’s brain teaser: A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

What to do this weekend

Patrick Lentz Photography, handsome, hairy, hunkHere are ~25 events for Boston’s LGBTQ community that include a few new nights, venues and ways to meet people, connect with friends and have some fun.

If you love movies, check out the Sundance Film Festival Shorts playing all weekend at the ICA Boston. On Friday the Welcoming Committee  hosts a speed dating night called Queer Connections. On Saturday Legacy hosts a new night called Furball Boston (Fetish & Gear edition) or head to Cambridge and check out Boudoir: Mystery Date. On Sunday Mizery hosts a Brunch & Munch at blend and in the afternoon SIP Faerie Tea is in Cambridge.

DJ, disc jockeyFRIDAY

Museum of African American History is free this Friday through Sunday February 23rd thanks to a The Boston Red Sox Foundation in support of Black History Month

Charlie Gibson’s Queer Boston explore the Gibson House and early 20th-century Boston through Charlie Gibson’s eyes, Friday at 4PM in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

Sundance Film Festival Shorts is a 96-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from the 2019 festival that the ICA Boston is hosting  this Friday starting at 7PM in Boston

Valentine’s Day Ketel One Vodka Tasting stop by and try Ketel One Vodka whether you’re a couple of flying solo tonight at Cathedral Station 7-9PM

Queer Connections is The Welcoming Committee’s take on Speed-Friending/Dating this Friday starting at 7:30PM at Back Bay Social

The Diva’s Experience is at the Museum of Science each Friday at 7:30PM at the Hayden Planetarium – tix required and strongly encouraged to purchase in advance – showtime is approximately 40 minutes

Pop Rocks Karaoke Fridays VJ Ryan Grow will have you singing your heart out every Friday at dbar in Dorchester

FUZZ February returns this Friday with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy spin Indie Rock/Pop/Dance, Post-Punk, ’80s, Britpop, Underground, New Wave, Electro, & Euro Hits at the Alley starting at 10PM in DTX

Play Nice (Love Edition) is a VINYL ONLY house / dance music party series taking place on Friday at The Milky Way in JP

Anthem Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

SATURDAY

Be Mine: Longest Kiss Contest bring your date to Faneuil Hall on Saturday, at 1PM to see if you can hold the “Longest Kiss in Boston”

Sundance Film Festival Shorts is a 96-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from the 2019 festival that the ICA Boston is hosting  two showings this Saturday at 1PM and 3PM in Boston

Boston Queer Country Social Dancing this monthly dance party is for beginners and experts alike starting with partner dance lessons from 7-7:30 and line dancing lessons from 7:30-8 before the DJs open up and the full dance party begins this Saturday in JP

Magnum Saturdays DJ Jay Ine plays the best top 40 dance hits every Saturday starting at 10PM at dbar in Dorchester

Mayhem Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music from DJ Aga at blend in Dorchester

Boudoir: Mystery Date is a celebration of human erotic connections in all shapes, configurations, and forms – this month musical talent includes Bézier and Noise Artistry – on Saturday in Cambridge

New: Furball Boston (Fetish & Gear edition) check out this new theme night w/ music from J Warren at Legacy Boston this Saturday starting at 10 in the Theater District

Wicked PAH’s Alley Pup is a monthly fetish dance party hosted this Saturday at The Alley in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

Happy Valentine's DaySUNDAY

SoWa Vintage Market continues to run every Sunday from 10AM to 4PM at 450 Harrison Avenue in the South End

Mizery Loves Company (Brunch & Munch) is a buffet style brunch with signature drinks and some great shows by Mizery, Penny & Lakia plus special surprise guest this Sunday from 11AM-5PM at blend in Dorchester

Panic! At the Drag Brunch brought to you by Absolut and hosted by Nuqueer Powered, this event is Boston’s newest ‘dirty little secret’ at the House of Blues Foundation Room this Sunday from 1PM – 4PM in the Fenway

Sundance Film Festival Shorts is a 96-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from the 2019 festival that the ICA Boston is hosting  two showings this Sunday at 1PM and 3PM in Boston

Bear Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

SIP Faerie Tea (NEW LOCATION) returns this Sunday with DJ Brian Halligan at Phoenix Landing in Centtral Square starting at 6PM in Cambridge

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.