Category: Montgomery Center

Bromosexual Couples Photos; Eight Great Ski Getaways; Court Documents and All Romance E-books

Bromosexual Couples Photos

I’m always amazed when I see articles like this and some people get on the comment threads and knock them…as if two men can’t be good friends whether they are gay or straight, without sex. It can happen.

Bromances come in many different forms. They can be relationships between two straight guys who aren’t afraid to show their affection for one another, two gay dudes who love to hang out but have never seen each other naked, or a gay man and a straight man who just like to spend quality time together.

You can check this out here, with some great photos of bromances.  There aren’t many comments with this one yet, but I just don’t understand why all this is so shocking to some people.

Eight Great Ski Getaways

There are actually only seven great ski getaways listed in this link. I titled it eight because Jay Peak, Vermont was not listed and I think it’s one of the nicest, and most gay friendly, I’ve ever been to.

Here’s a link to the Jay Peak web site.

And here’s a link to the Phineas Swan Bed and Breakfast, which is located in Montgomery Center, VT, and it’s only minutes from Jay Peak. We’ve been there several times. It’s pet friendly and gay friendly, and it’s actually where we got married. They have great gay wedding packages. It’s also a great little secret getaway for gay people who are looking for something different. And if you love covered bridges, you can spend an afternoon just touring them.

Here’s a link to the main article with the other seven great ski getaways.

Court Documents and All Romance E-books

I almost hate posting about this again, but it’s an interesting article with some facts about All Romance E-books I didn’t even know existed…not that it’s going the change anything.

In order to see the whole story, you need to go back to 2014 when a dramatic conflict began between Lori James and her business partner, Barbara Perfetti Ulmer. In fact, Ulmer sued James and All Romance E-Books, LLC in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida – where ARe was established as a legal business entity – on March 2, 2015. Ulmer filed a complaint alleging that James had been “denying access to contemporaneous and current financial information related to All Romance, breach of duties (fiduciary, care, and loyalty) unjust enrichment, inequitable distribution, and judicial dissolution of All Romance.”

It’s a very long, but concise, article. You can check that out here. 

I just wish there had been some advance notice with the ARe closure. I promoted a sale there just last week. For years I promoted ARe, faithfully, as a viable alternative to Amazon. I’ve done web interviews with them. I’m not shocked by anyone shutting a business down. I’m just shocked (and disappointed) at the way some are shut down in e-publishing. There are better ways to run a business and far better ways to treat authors and readers.

 Uncertainty

A Gay New Adult Erotic Romance 

In Digital or Paperback 

  “The characters are wonderful and each bring a beautiful light to the story.”  

-Unsolicited Amazon Customer Review

Vermont Wedding Photos; The State of Marriage Documentary by Jeff Kaufman

Vermont Wedding Photos; The State of Marriage Documentary by Jeff Kaufman

I received a few photos from film producer, Jeff Kaufman, today of our wedding in Vermont last month and wanted to share. I’ve already posted about the wedding here, and below I’ll post more about the documentary, The State of Marriage, with an excerpt Jeff e-mailed to me with award winning playwright, Terrence McNally, and his partner, Tom Kirdahy. It’s an interesting interview I think most same sex couples can relate to. And we were honored to be part of the documentary and have someone like Vermont Supreme Court Justice, Beth Robinson, perform our ceremony.

 
Tony and I cutting the cake
 
 
Toasting with Beth Robinson, Vermont Supreme Court Justice
 
 
View of Phineas Swann Inn, Montgomery Center, VT, where the ceremony took place
 
 
Before the ceremony with Beth Robinson and the owners of Phineas Swann, Darren and Lynn
 
 
Beth Robinson
 
 
The Wedding Cake
 

 
Me putting the ring on Tony during the ceremony
 
 

The State of Marriage Documentary and Interview with Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy

 

TERRENCE:

Marriage is choosing to spend your life with someone and thinking of the two of you as “us.”

Us becomes more important than me. It’s sharing your life with someone, and that includes

everything. The lack of marriage (I called our civil union “marriage”) before this had a

greater stress on our relationship than I ever realized. Our civil union and marriage changed

the level of our relationship. It’s so much better. We didn’t get married to get happier, but we

are happier. Everything is so much better. We’re more honest. We’re more connected.

TOM:

Frankly, a lot of our love affair happened (when Terrence had cancer) in Sloan Kettering.

When Vermont happened, when civil unions happened, we thought we want to be as married

as two men can be in this country. We wanted to be as committed to each other as is humanly

and legally possible. We’d been through so much and we’d heard about this great inn in

Vermont. I don’t think either of us fully knew how profound that moment would be when we


said those words out loud, “In sickness and in health” and “I do.”

TERRENCE:

Until you actually look someone in the eye and say, “In sickness and in health, until death do

us part,” well, it’s a profound human experience. When I met Tom, marriage wasn’t even a

possibility. I could write about it in plays, men getting married, but to think it could be a

reality, that seemed impossible. It was after we went to Vermont for the legal part of it, that

the emotional impact hit me. We stood in the living room of a country inn and a justice of the

peace married (civil unioned) us, and it was snowing. Saying “I am there for you for the rest

of my life” is a very profound pledge to make to someone. And it makes me feel safer, more

protected, happier, calmer . . . I’m not alone in the world. I have a husband, and I hope I

make Tom feels the same way. As much as I love Tom, I never had that feeling until I stood

in Vermont in that inn and said the words to each other. We were both surprised. We came


back from Vermont changed men in a changed relationship.

I’ll post more about the documentary as I get the info. I think it’s going to be something interesting if this interview is any indication of the content. And I haven’t been as comfortable or impressed with someone in a long time as I was with Jeff Kaufman. What a great guy. As for Vermont and Montgomery Center, it really is a magical place to be and that made our wedding even more significant…if that was even possible.