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The Hairy Vegetarian in Riga, Latvia

On our first night in the lovely city of Riga, Latvia, Joe and I set off on the short walk to the Old City to find a restaurant. We turned the corner past the TGI Friday’s and saw a rather empty terrace at a restaurant called Muusu. We sat at ...

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When I first moved to NYC from South Florida almost 2 decades ago, it was definitely an exciting time. For the first time in my life I truly felt that there was always something to do but never enough time to do it. In the past, I felt done. Done ...

The Hairy Vegetarian in Tallinn, Estonia

After breakfast on the boat from Stockholm, we landed in Tallinn, Estonia. We went on a guided tour of the old town, then headed for lunch on Raekoja Square at a restaurant named Kaerajaan, with outdoor tables under a canopy. Joe and I both had the ...

Something Rotten! at State Theatre New Jersey

State Theatre New Jersey presents the completely original, new musical Something Rotten! on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2pm & 8pm. Something Rotten! centers around Nick and Nigel Bottom (the last name comes ...

The Hairy Vegetarian in Parnu, Estonia

On our bus ride from Tallinn to Riga, Latvia, we stopped for lunch in the Estonian vacation town of Pärnu. I was again, and by now, unjustifiably, not hopeful. But Joe and I just happened to walk into the town’s vegetarian restaurant, ...

The Hairy Vegetarian in Stockholm

On July Fourth I landed in Stockholm with the Monmouth Civic Chorus and my husband who sings with them. They will be performing in the three Baltic countries. I’ve gone along with them for fun and for a vacation. I admit I was apprehensive ...

4U-A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

From cult classics such as “Little Red Corvette” and “Purple Rain” there is no musician that better represented the heart and soul of the 80’s like that of Prince. Join us September 6 at State Theatre New Jersey where ...

Toronto

Toronto - Come See for Yourself what the Whole World is Talking About Hi All! Clark Daugherty from Dreams Ahoy Travel here again to talk a bit about another great location for LGBT Friendly Travel! Our Neighbors to the North, Toronto!!! Toronto is ...

An On-line Dating Story About to Go Wrong!

Hey Cousin Butchie! To be totally honest, I am writing to you because I don't know where else to get a handle on my problem. So, here goes... I joined an on-line dating service more than two years ago when I was 16 y.o. Almost immediately, I ...

Bumpers, Part 2 - A Cookbook That Bumped Me

Another item that bumped me, as in being bumped along in your life as a pinball bumper knocks a ball quickly, often in a new direction, was a cookbook. I know it sounds odd. But hear me out. My mother was a dietitian. Because of her I grew up ...

Bumpers, Part 1 - An Album That Changed Me

Have you ever played pinball? Usually in a pinball machine there are round bumpers. When the ball hits one of these bumpers, the ball is propelled rather quickly in a new direction. The direction could be good, resulting in points, or it could be ...

LGBT Friendly Travel - Sweden

Sweden is one of the most LGBT friendly countries in the world. The annual Stockholm Pride week is a perfect time to build a visit to Europe around. Stockholm is welcoming, open, diverse, and fun. Over the last few years, Stockholm has emerged as ...

I Just Don't Fit In! Poor me! My Pity Party!

Dear Cousin Butchie, Since NJ Pride happens only six days from now, I am again feeling left out of the plans of all of my gay friends. I made the mistake of asking some guys I considered close why I was being shunned by my gay buddies whom I ...

LGBT Friendly Travel - Denmark

Hi all! Clark Daugherty here again with the next installation of LGBT Friendly Travel!!!! This week we are going to Denmark!!! Follow the Rainbow to Copenhagen and discover what the fuss is all about! Known as one of the most welcoming ...

Mother's Day

Hey, Cousin Butchie, This needs a fast answer. Time is of the essence. My mother is not exactly in the running for most understanding mother of the year. I am out to her, but she is still not ready to accept the fact that I am proud to be gay and ...

Introduction to LGBT Friendly Travel

My name is Clark Daugherty, Owner of Dreams Ahoy Travel, LLC. I have recently joined NJGayLife as an advertiser. One of my objectives when I joined was to be a source of information for LGBT Friendly Travel. In pursuit of that objective, I wanted to ...

A Vegetarian in Philadelphia - Green Eggs Cafe

My husband and I were in Philly recently for my annual checkup at Jefferson Medical Oncology, a bustling area of the city, right in the heart of the Gaybordhood. Neither of us had eaten breakfast, so after my appointment (which was all good) I got ...

Coming Out Resources

Good evening, Cousin Butchie: I am having a very difficult time coming out. I am 17 years old and have two brothers. My one older brother is the one I figured would be the best family member to approach with the news. We went on a Circle Line NY ...

Tinder

What are your conversations like with those dudes online? For those people out there who are single and looking to find someone that they have something in common with, find attractive and would like to get to know better; how do you go from being ...

Toothpaste

I hope the title of this blog got your attention. This post is about toothpaste, sort of. Toothpaste is a very helpful part of the beneficial practice of tooth care. It’s loaded with good, tasty things that serve our health on a daily basis. ...

Liberty And Justice For None

You can take away our right to privacy, and that’s okay since it’s for our own safety due to the Patriot Act passed after the Twin Tower Attacks. We need to separate church & state, but we added “One Nation, Under God” to ...

Someone to Listen and Care

Dear Cousin Butchie, I have had a very bad year. My mother died after a long battle with cancer. Prior to that my boyfriend (who I still love beyond words) broke up with me because I never had time for him. I was too busy caring for my mom and ...

Are All Kids Created Equal?

Growing up, every child is automatically placed into a very specific category despite those parents who try to avoid the pitfalls. Even before birth, as soon as the gender of a baby is revealed, everything either becomes blue or pink. There is no in ...

Falling Apart and Coming Together

Things fall apart. That’s what they naturally do. We can cry. We can mourn. We can celebrate. It depends on our perspective. But we can’t avoid the inevitable. Things also come together. Sometimes this is by design. Sometimes by chance. ...