Pic of the Day

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

2 responses to “Pic of the Day

  • fitfoodholiday

    Hi Joe! I don’t intend for this to be a comment on today’s pic of the day, but rather a reach-out to establish contact. Obviously I’m a subscriber, but if my email shows, you may not recognize me. I ordinarily (rarely) comment on your posts from my WordPress user name Fitfoodholiday. My purpose for writing is very simply because I want to send you a picture, if you’d like to see it. Way waaaay back you posted about Pump Jockey. That post, and a subsequent post, prompted me to seek out both volumes of Rebel Yell. I enjoy them both. The other day I was perusing the internet and came across an especially handsome young buck in a set of unzipped cover-alls. I immediately thought of your post, and I saved that photo. I would attach it to this “email”, which incidentally may be a reply (but I hope you catch it before then), I just wasn’t sure if it would be the best way or not. Feel free to completely ignore ALL OF THIS if you’d like. I’m not trying to be creepy, only trying to share a photo I think we both will find quite appealing. If you are interested, let me know the best way to share it to you. Kindest Regards, Chad

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Joe


      Try emailing it to me at my email address: jec1918@gmail.com. I am very intrigued by your mention of the photo. I can’t wait to see it. I’m also very glad you liked Rebel Yell, both volumes. Pump Jockey was expanded into a book: The Winter of Our Discotheque, which was nowhere as good as the story. There were quite a number of stories I enjoyed from those books, but the description of the main character in Pump Jockey as he puts on those coveralls has always gotten my blood pumping.

      Thanks for reaching out to me.

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