The best day of every year

Major League Baseball Opening Day.

This is what a national holiday should be.

Every year, like every at bat, is a clean slate with no idea what’s going to happen.

I fell in love with baseball accidentally when my dear friend, and man crush at the time, Clayton took me to my first San Diego Padres game back in 1997. It was a day game and he bought me a field level ticket right behind first base. Our first baseman at the time was his man crush,  Ryan Klesko.

At first sight it was the handsome Ryan Klesko’s muscular ass that had my attention. By the end of the game I was in awe that I had lived into my early 30s having never discovered the timing, the preciseness, the skill, the sportsmanship, the timing, the patience, the fun and the sheer luck that is baseball.

I was sold.

Best. Game. Ever.

Today marks my San Diego Padres 50th year as a major league team.

1969-2019

Go Padres!

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All are welcome here

I live only about 15 miles from the San Ysidro port of entry from Mexico into the U.S. I can actually see the hills of Tijuana from the window of my bedroom.

San Ysidro is said to be the busiest U.S. border crossing. This international connection between two North American countries enriches our lives greatly here in San Diego. Culturally and economically both San Diego and Tijuana, as well as both countries, prosper from our connection and relationship.

Migration through this port of entry is yet another benefit to all of us living and working in this region. Immigration is simply the backbone of the birth and growth of the United States. Cities like San Diego and Tijuana function in unison each benefitting the other. Immigrants support these regions and beyond into the heartland of our country.

All are welcome. Bring with you your culture. Bring with you your strong work ethic. Bring with you your desire for a better life. Bring with you your desire to belong. Bring with you your language, character, love and laughter.

I want you here with us. I am not the only one.

SDCC Comic-Con San Diego Day 4

Dama Fortuna

Fearsome with Miguel & Dante’

Dog America and his Captain

Fearsome caught between Peter and the Chicken

Someone got loose

Fearsome’s fortune says his new novel will be a smash hit due to his strong Viking energy

Sam Gao Sculptor

Looks like Fearsome and I beat The Simpsons to their own couch!

The Jekyll Island Chronicles

Watch out for this guy

Ed Luce creator of Wuvable Oaf

Damn Zombies

SDCC Comic-Con 2018 Day 3

Fearsome friend Disasterina

Scene out on the street

Ouch!

Nicole Kidman and Jason Momoa (swoon) at the cast signing for Aquaman

Jason’s (he doesn’t know it yet) future Daddy

Fab Pool

Missing Wizard?

Fearsome Kiss

Fearsome like a Viking

Snoopy!

Hirsute Astronaut

Beardspiration

Pulling Homer’s Finger

SDCC Comic-Con 2018 Day 2

Wonder Woman with Bumble Bee

In a galaxy far far away

Pow!

Costume repair

Artists panel, Fearsome and I got tips of painting for eefectiveness and mood through use of light

Is that a dragon over my head? Or is the ceiling just happy to see me?

Dammit, it’s just a dragon but a big one!

Looks like Scooby’s been a bad boy again.

Fearsome’s found another new friend!

San Diego LGBTQ Pride 2018

It’s here. It’s already here.

San Diego celebrates in July. After the other two large cities in our Golden State take the last two weekends in June, San Diego gives everyone a couple week break and then  continues the celebrations.

I’ve been celebrating Pride since the first one I ever had the opportunity to attend. That particular pride was Seattle Pride 1990. I have been out of the closet since I was but a teenager however the place I lived had yet to have a pride celebration.

What Pride means to me is simply that we can be and are or authentic selves. In that we respect each other and support each other in living authentic lives. We celebrate and embrace diversity, acceptance, understanding, respect, affirmation, love and freedom.

Pride is, and should always be, a place of safety to simply just be. Just be. Be without judgment, discrimination, hatred and intolerance.

Be authentic. Be real.

Women’s March 2018

Power, we have it.

Many cities across our country and worldwide will be hosting marches this Saturday and/or Sunday January 20 & 21. Google women’s march and your city to find out the times/dates/locations of your city’s 2018 Women’s March.

San Diego 2018 Women’s March 10am Saturday January 20 located at the San Diego County Administration Building 1600 Pacific Highway Downtown San Diego

Fearsome strongly encourages you to show your support and attend a march near you. Our march’s Mission is to be a Pro-Peace and Pro-Inclusivity rally. I feel pretty sure your local march has a similar mission.

No time is more important than now to stand up and speak out, especially given today’s news that gives doctors and hospitals the license to discriminate due to personal and religious beliefs. Yes the power that is currently leading Washington will now allow Doctors and Hospitals to discriminate in the provision of healthcare.

As humans we must find our strength to speak out against injustice. There is strength in numbers and strength in visibility.

Fearsome has Pussy Hat, a Pussy Hat that was knitted especially for him by one of his dearest friends. He will be seen wearing it this Saturday morning as he marches here in San Diego. 

Beards of Comic-Con

Fearsome with an Outlander Beard

Nixon Watches Beard

Fearsome and an Attendee Beard

Cosplay Beard

Fearsome with the Stylin’ Online Beards

Bookseller Beards

Dad Beards

Fearsome and Security Beard

Professional Make Up Beard

Fearsome with a Fearsome Attendee Beard

Writer Beard

Fearsome with this guy.

Captian America Beard

Fearsome Lucifer