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  4. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    Birthday's come and go as regularly as clockwork. For so many, marriages are more transitory. I'm sure that won't be the case with you and Doug. For you two, your anniversaries will be just as regular and uninterrupted as your birthdays. Congratulations. C
  5. Another Day

    They are very likable characters. Be good to see them in their new environment. C
  6. Another Day

    Thanks for your encouragement, Colin. If it happens it might be a long time coming, though.
  7. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    Thanks, Colin. Even though it's not applicable to me (my wife and I have just celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary), I'm really happy that not only will other guys and girls get to marry their partners soon, but the survey made it abundantly clear that majority of Australians have their back. It's that latter point that made me so happy that day. Thanks for sharing yours and Dougs story, too. It's a special time...
  8. Another Day

    I appreciate that you have left a hook at the end of Another Day allowing for a future sequel. Please! Colin
  9. Rivers of the dead

    As soon as Cynus let us know that the series was available on Amazon.com in a Kindle version, I ordered my copy. I'm glad I have it — it's a story that deserves going back and rereading. Colin
  10. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    When Doug and I decided to file as California Registered Domestic Partners we had to wait until I turned 18; Doug was already 18. His birthday is September 23rd, mine is November 21st — yes, that's today — wow, I just realized that was exactly 10 years ago today! We had our form filled out and a check for $33.00 (my check #14102) sealed in a stamped envelope and that morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (the day before Thanksgiving) we went to the post office and sent the envelope by registered mail with a return receipt request. We got our Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership back from Debra Bowen, Secretary of State of the State of California, dated Tuesday, November 27, 2007. After the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, we got married on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, certified by the Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages of Contra Costa County, California. It probably seems like it's taking a long time to be approved in Australia, but it looks like it's about to happen. Congratulations to our Aussie friends! Colin
  11. The Frost Covered Marker

    I usually don't like war stories, but The Frost Covered Marker is a wonderful tale of two young teens and heroism and adventure and love of both country and each other, set in a war zone and, other than one exception, a happy ending. Colin
  12. Doing Something ~ Chapter 4 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. The Worst Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It started out as Thomas’s worst day ever. Then a stranger brought startling news. Another Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It’s two years on, and there are changes in the air for Thomas and Andrew who were introduced in The Worst Day. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Dig Deep Fight Hard ~ A Poem by Ellie Kan. This poem was written right after I had talked to a friend and convinced myself to ask a guy out. I hope it shows the hardships of asking someone out, and putting yourself out there. Featured story for Thanksgiving A Totally Smashing Thanksgiving ~ A Novel by Colin Kelly. David and Carson meet in a most unusual way that results in Carson breaking his arm. Then these two guys discover something else very interesting about each other. But that's only the beginning... Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  13. Doing Something ~ Chapter 4 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. The Worst Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It started out as Thomas’s worst day ever. Then a stranger brought startling news. Another Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It’s two years on, and there are changes in the air for Thomas and Andrew who were introduced in The Worst Day. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Dig Deep Fight Hard ~ A Poem by Ellie Kan. This poem was written right after I had talked to a friend and convinced myself to ask a guy out. I hope it shows the hardships of asking someone out, and putting yourself out there. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  14. Thank you for a great home page

    Will, if you're referring to the Refugee Home Page, it was my concept but the brilliant execution was at the hands of the talented Alien Son, our Design Editor. Mike
  15. And we thought priests were bad news...

    Americans finally stood up to degenerate priests, but there was no threat of the accused being killed for reporting them. So we have another burden for Islam. Maybe, someday, the general populace will arise to stand firm against this atrocity. But I'm not holding my breath. C
  16. And we thought priests were bad news...

    You could do well to broaden your scope to say that professions that work with children have a higher rate of child abusers than others. Sort of, 'no duh!' Yes, that includes religious 'leaders' but extends to others such as teachers and various youth group leaders. What I've found disturbing of late is the gender twisting that has become painfully apparent. Specifically, when an adult male has inappropriate relations with a girl, it is generally called sexual assault or rape. But when it's an adult female having inappropriate relations with a boy, well that's a "tryst" or a "romp" or a "fling". Apparently boys are not negatively affected by such...um...events. Right? My 'favorite' news story in the last week read: "Married substitute teacher, 26, accused of 'bathrobe man cave sex' with her teen boy student" In the story it included: "Afterward, the teacher led the teen upstairs to her room where he said she sexually assaulted him. That same week the teenager went back to Moran’s residence where they had sex a second time." ]] I'm familiar with the idea of romps and trysts, but don't really want to know about "bathrobe cave man sex". And he returned to be further assaulted? So without trying to defend the guilty, there are lots of decent priests, teachers and coaches out there. Perhaps I might want to ask, where are the parents?
  17. The evil Republican empire

    Sorry, you might be a Republican, but are you offended by the truth? Personally, I do not like politics, it brings out the worst in everyone. But the subject of this article is pure evil and undermines the constitutional right we all have as citizens. There is nothing that should prevent anyone from voting...nothing. If anything, I am in favor of forcing citizens to vote, or say, your tax return might get sidetracked. But the Republicans in every state have done more to make America less again by all these incessant excuses to disallow voters from exercising their rights. Doubt that it matters? We have Trump....enough said? https://www.yahoo.com/news/robert-reich-poor-being-barred-150341712.html
  18. I guess what we may never understand is why society yields control of its people to religion. I don't think Islam is any worse than other religions but news like this makes me doubt my concept. The religious leaders described in this article are nothing but sociopaths who are using that religion to abuse children. Does religion attract this kind of deviant behavior? Perhaps, it seems to happen in all of them. Sexual attacks on children in the name of religion, and by religious leaders, just proves how this wielding of power sows destruction. There is no god, just evil men who use the excuse of the divine to feed their appetite for the perverse. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ap-probe-sex-abuse-pervasive-pakistan-islamic-schools-51293527
  19. Thank you for a great home page

    I'm writing this here because I don't know where else to say it - Thank You, for making a really great home page for me, I very much appreciate the work put in to do that, so thank you to whoever did that for me 🤗🤗🤗 Will.
  20. The Frost Covered Marker

    Indeed.
  21. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    All you will have to do now is have a campaign to stop establishments charging more for a gay marriage than they do for a straight marriage. This has happened over here recently. Went to a wedding in August and the brides mother told me that the £15K they had forked out for the wedding had left them somewhat financially strapped. I was surprised because I had been there a few weeks earlier for the wedding of a gay couple I know, and they had basically the same wedding package but were charged £22K.
  22. The Frost Covered Marker

    I completely agree. This is masterful storytelling. A matter of life and death and old ski bindings.
  23. The Frost Covered Marker

    This incredibly moving story deserves far wider circulation to a far greater audience.
  24. The Frost Covered Marker

    Yes! Thanks for the link, Nigel. Well worth reading. Well constructed story. C
  25. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    I read this just a few minutes ago. It's quite moving.
  26. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    A reflection piece on what happened last Wednesday: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-18/how-same-sex-marriage-fight-was-different-for-veteran-activists/9159080 My favourite quote:
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