Posts by Rick Clemons

5 Reasons Men Suck At Being Curious

Hey guys I’m calling you out on your shit. Don’t take it personal. I’m calling myself out too! Seems that we’re only curious when it comes to sex, food, money, and careers. Ok, I know, we get curious about where the nearest pot is to poop when we need to take a dump, but that’s…

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Vulnerability and The Bulge

I just returned from an 11-day Caribbean cruise. I know. I hear you saying. STFU. Hey, don’t hate on me. Everyone deserves a getaway. Even you. So back to that hating on me bit, I was hating on myself prior to going on this vacation. I’ve put on about 25 pounds this past year. Not…

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339: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – The Other Side Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability. Everyone seems to be talking about it these days. Or maybe it’s just the circles I run in. The truth is, vulnerability is a gift. However, many people are scared to death of vulnerability, and for some, rightfully so. What I’ve learned, and what I’m sharing is that vulnerability can be many things, and…

338: To Recovery With Love – Sharon Otness

One day you wake up and realize that self-care is not an option. It is a must. All the fun, fun, fun of drinking and partying has turned into another disastrous wake-up call on Monday morning where your child looks at you with disgust. Getting by is no longer acceptable. Drinking through it doesn’t ease…

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337: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Boy Erased! Was It Enough? – Joel Barrett

Boy Erased, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton, explores the story of the son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Based on the memori and true story of Garrard Conley, the film takes us on the…

3 Things College Men Need Right Now to Be Successful

Ivy League or Community College. It really doesn’t matter where you start your higher education journey. And, as contrary to popular belief as it sounds, it doesn’t even matter if you start a higher education journey. I know, how blasphemous, and who am I to say such a thing. I’m just a guy with a…

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336: Coach-to-Coach, Truths About Coming Out Later In Life – Anne-Marie Zanzal

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a “He said, she said” or a “Coach To Coach” segment. But when I was contact by Anne-Marie Zanzal, I knew it was time. Especially given our political climate where it appears that the far right, and maybe even the leaning right are coming after the LGBTQ community. Typically…

335: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Curious George, Curious Rick, Curious You!

I used to love reading Curious George when I was a kid. Then, somehow the stars aligned and I married a guy named George and he always invites me to be curious, rather than jumping to assumptions, or conclusions. Thanks hubby. I’ve also learned in my own life explorations, that curiosity serves me or sucks…