Our great city is beginning to open up, including bars, restaurants, stores, food trucks, and music, music, music! Another thing that seems to be reopening, or resurging for some, is a sense of anxiety about the very thing we’re so wanting to celebrate, which is that very same reopening. What a conundrum. There seems to be a little more restlessness, and a bit … [Read more...] about Emotional Well-Being: It’s All on Us to Keep It Strong
There is a new hit song, Montero, by Lil Nas X, whose controversial video has recently become the talk of Pop Culture. The song’s lyrics reflect the classic love story between a young gay boy who falls for a closeted guy. Lord knows that I have been there! Although many gays praise the young rapper for his catchy and relatable lyrics, others, both gay and straight alike, find a … [Read more...] about The Conflict With Religion
Wow, they did it again! Not only that, they did some other things as well. A recent poll showed that Americans are increasingly becoming non-denominational and perhaps even secular in their world views. That same study showed that much of the exodus from "mainline Christianity" is a result of the political positions and threats of the Conservative Christian Right. That … [Read more...] about God cannot un-love you
The result of my biopsy identified pre-cancerous cells, and treatment would be necessary. The cherry on top of this HPV sundae--I also had a fistula in the lining of my rectum. “A what?” I asked, immediately returning his call. In a rather pre-occupied tone, I was told: "A fistula is an abnormal passage that sometimes forms from the anal canal to the skin near the … [Read more...] about Ass Cancer and Me – The Hole Story, Part 2
It’s March 2021, and here we are. This March, we may still feel stuck, tired of, or frustrated with limited socializing, no really safe playing, or less than regular physical connection. Sometimes, it may seem like there is a fog in your head and when you try to clear it, it stays a bit foggy. Foggy brain is now a thing, with the media and medical professionals … [Read more...] about Introducing Crowded Brain, 2021!
One morning, not very long ago, I woke up to discover that small growth clusters had begun to appear around the base of my penis and testicular area. I panicked and did what anyone with a medical mystery to solve would do – I ran straight to Google. There is a reason we should never self-diagnose ourselves using Google. Based on my findings, by late afternoon, I was almost … [Read more...] about Ass Cancer and Me – The Hole Story
Are you thinking of skipping the Sat., Mar. 20, election for U.S. Congress? I hope not! I hope you’re carefully considering the candidates vying to represent us in the U.S. House as our representative. More so, I hope that you’ll consider voting for our friend Troy Carter. To explain why, let me take you way, way back to a lost age known as the 1990s. I want to introduce … [Read more...] about A Commentary by Larry Bagneris
For the last year and half, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell managed to rouse the ire of French Quarter residents and business owners. Her proposal to pedestrianize the neighborhood sparked immediate protests and her handling of the pandemic, while generally praised, has not been without its critics. Detractors point to inconsistencies in COVID regulations and an utter lack of … [Read more...] about Does Mayor Cantrell Hate the French Quarter?
(Sometimes) Father knows best. When I was a kid, my grandfather gave me a slingshot for my birthday. It wasn't the usual, ‘Y’-shaped, wooden, piece of crap, slingshot you could pick up at Time Saver. This one was "professional." It was made of aluminum alloy rods and shaped in such a way that the handle extended backward into a wrap-around support bar for the wrist that would … [Read more...] about Weapon of Glass Destruction
Sometimes I think we have lost the ability to just “be” with ourselves. If we don’t use the time alone to the greatest advantage, it just goes away and is no longer there for the taking. There is a way to view ‘alone’ and ‘lonely’ as two different but equally interesting concepts. Perhaps there have been times lately that you have felt a bit lonely while being with … [Read more...] about Spirituality, Solace, Mindfulness: What Path to Take?