Sunday, December 09, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
How many of you faeries are hockey fans? better yet how many are Toronto Maple Leaf Fans?
I have at last found a reason to cheer for the Leafs! Its Jiri Tlusty.
Tlusty is a 19 year, a Czech born winger with the Toronto Maple Laughs. He has some images he took that have appeared on the internet! He seems to have been having a good time with some boys. The trouble is, Jiri is playing in a professional sports league and these kind of images seem to show him swapping spit with another fabulous looking young man.
Its gets better or worse depending on your viewpoint. He is nude in some pics. Now Jiri is having to deny he is gay. He's not gay or bi he says, and that is the line he has been fed by the Toronto Maple Laughs brass IMHO!
You be the judge...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
There are haircuts, washing clothes, hauling water, drying towels, wood gathering, and of course there is the preparation of the ritual fires.
Sometime we have to move an outhouse as we manage to fill a hole every few years!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Are you coming? Time is of the essence, avoid all those family stuffing thanksgiving dinners, visitations and after dinner snoring. Come to AKA Amberfox, join in creating community, fun, entertainment unrestricted by the usual thanksgiving dinner crowd. You will find time to be by yourself, wondering and taking in The Land's wonders and spirit. You will be part of a group of fun, respectful men, just like yourself. Join in a heart circle, the remembrance ritual of faeries here and there, give a massage, take one, share and smile!
And just in case you need a reminder let me share what we are all about...
"We are an established and growing circle of gay and queer men centred on The Land aka Amber Fox. We gather to explore gay spirit, nature, ritual, sexuality, to work in fellowship, and to party. We enjoy the unexpected things when we bring together our energy, creativity, talents, and magick. Join us in celebrating and giving to the land that sustains and nurtures our spirits and our lives."
Friday, September 07, 2007
Are you coming for a last chance to gather together on the land this year? Don't miss this chance to join in the faerie frolic and camaraderie only our unique beings can create. The bright moon, the warming sun, the colours of the land, inspire and call us to celebrate together.
The Maple Bush beckons us to make the trek to remember, to recall those faeries we have known, wanted to know, who have left us in body or space.
We will dine together on communally divined veggie meals, culminating with a Thanksgiving feast fit for noble faeries, perhaps even Miss Blue Heron 2007, Pinkie, will share his secrets of success as we enjoy our meal, or Claude will tell us how one can build kitchens that feed faeries at sanctuaries all over, or Shimmer and Journey will lead us in ritual observance, Ken may be inspired to share his magical DJ gift, Geneva is sure to make her famous oatmeal cookies without oatmeal, such wonder!
There's more, what of the Chipper sound of the Canadian Cowboy's Clarinet floating out over the land, howie-sue's sweet musings of this world, and who can mop a floor with the flair of Andre. Then Rob or is it Flower or Spike, whom brings fresh energy, and we have the Eric a Canadian in spirit (Thanks Claude) and the aroma of morning's elixer of life concocted by boy ricky. And a sweet new Italian French faerie boy, Mario.
The gathering will be filled with heart circles, ritual, dancing, singing, playing and times of solitude and putting the land to bed!
Won't you join us?
If you want directions or information email firstname.lastname@example.org or boy ricky check the yahoo group listed in the sidebar!
Monday, August 27, 2007
A group from Ottawa is going, so be sure to look for the "official" Amber Fox tent if you're there. If you need more information about the gathering,
Blue Heron Farm
68 Streeter Rd.
Dekalb, NY 13630
Several people at the High Summer Gathering expressed an interest in attending Blue Heron, including a group from Toronto. Anyone still planning to go....???? So far from Ottawa we have confirmed Ricky,Peaches, and Chip....We're taking one car, but if more would like to join us we can take a second vehicle.
Make plans now and post them to the list!
The next Amber Fox Gathering is our annual Thanksgiving Gatherette, October 5-8. However, if there is enough interest, a "mini-gatherette" known as a Gatheretty, can happened the weekend of September 14-16. Let the list know if you're interested!
Friday, June 22, 2007
This is Ontario, so summer can be cool or really hot. It can rain for days or be days and days under a hot muggy sun. Bringing rain gear and shorts maybe a good idea and remember to leave Geneva's F-ing umbrella alone!
Some indoor space is available but limited in the Departure Lounge.
If you need time to be in your birthday suit, hey what can we say but join some of us.
Bring your drums, your musical instruments, your voice, your art, oils, pastels, water colours, crayons!
Bring alive your talents, energy and desire to live, celebrate and work in community with like-minded gay men.
... or do like me ... Pretend to be a Boy Scout ... Be Prepared!
You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small
But I see your true colours
I see your true colours
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colours
True colours are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there
And I'll see your true colours
by Cindy Lauper
If you are planning on coming try to let us know, you can email the list or Ken directly at email@example.com. That will help us be ready for you. The land is brilliant now and requires our presence there. You can look forward to fabulous and good Fae folks and the experience of being with men who love being men among men. Sauna energy will be high among other things, vegetarian food plentiful, scrumptious desserts, and entertainment should the energy direct us there.
The Maple Bush beckons us to remember all those that have passed through our lives, the MapleTree begs to deliver your wishes, a Ritual Fire lead by Chip and others will be like no other. Improvements made to the gardens ask only for your enjoyment, harvesting wood for the High Summer gathering and the arrival of the new improved mop brigade led by Andre should make it a great gatherette!
Need directions on how to get to The Land, aka Amberfox? Email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Can you name them all? I expect some of you can, lets see how many you can name. A special gifting will be made at the Canada Day Weekend Gatherette for the ones who can name 20 or more...
They dont know how to get away so they need some help...
...and so being good faeries we help them right?!
Some people are meaner but not Faeries, we use these cool super secret space transporters to deliver the little ones to a better home.
Im not sure but it could be Geneva's voice that finds them seeking the transporter or maybe its Howie-Sue's latest outfit that shines too bright for their unprotected eyes.
We are lucky at aka Amberfox because we have super secret space transporters and a lead Faerie who knows just how to use them.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Well, I did get up to the gatherette this last weekend--in fact, I got there Fri. aft. and left Tues. aft--fantastic!
As usual, once I got there, I wondered why it had taken me so long to get back to the land there. It truly is a magical place...
Usually, the first gatherette of the season is quite a small one, people-wise.
This one, though, broke an Amber Fox record--attendance peaked at 17 men.
Also, there were 3 lovely younger men from Montreal who had tried to visit last year and finally got there. Their energies were much appreciated and they took to the faes like ducks to water.
I think most folks energies were not at their highest point. There were no fun or interesting activities during the day, excepting food prep and dish washing, (wood gathering, setting the water system up, rehearsing for the follies, prancing in birthday suits, mowing, food shopping, sun worshipping, falling over the rabbits) of course.
Mind you, there was a fire outside the Erection (the communal kitchen/socialzing space) every night, and there were sweat lodges (each) night, as well (in their fabulous wooden sweat lodge).
I figure that, when I'm at an gathering space, there should be a Faeries Follies night and so I suggested that on the Sun. and spent the day rehearsing with folks as keyboard support.
There were 7 performers. The first was Brendan from Montreal who started it off reading some prose that he'd written that day that expressed his new-found feelings about being there and with the Faeries--lovely...
Andre, from Ottawa, did a very tender rendition of a Bob Dylan song. He was bewigged and sat in a rocker and spoke and sung. Lovely!
Then we had a mixture of performers doing songs. Geneva, a Toronto fae, did a heart-rending version of "I Won't Live in a World without Love". His voice is reminiscent of Willie Nelson and I just loved it.
Boy Ricky did "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Faeries" to the tune of "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians"--very amusing!
Shimmer, from Boston, did "Nowhere To Run", a Motown number that went right over the top in mock hysterics--done in a rock vein!
Geneva's boyfriend, YJ, did a very sweet version of a Louis Armstrong song--"What a Wonderful World", and I ended the show doing three original songs of mine.
The show wasn't too long and there was a fab dessert by Shimmer (pear pie!) that held the audience hostage until the show was over and dessert was served.
Then they were off to the sweat lodge where, I'm told, it got a little frisky on two of three nights.
Ken, the owner of the land, arrived Monday evening and I stayed on later so that I could spend a little time enjoying his company.
Howie-Sue was his usual very entertaining somewhat ascerbic self--it was great to reconnect with him.
Shimmer did a rune reading for me for which I am truly grateful. (The results were encouraging.)
Otherwise, I did get to chat quite a bit with Boy Ricky who lives in Ottawa and is at Amber Fox quite a bit, particularly, of course, during the good weather.
He is a sweetie-pie and if it was not for his encouragement and help, I might not have made the bus trip schlepp up, fatigued as I was, my back still bothering me, etc. (YJ and Philip a.k.a Geneva were driving back so I got a ride with them--wonderful--and had a more relaxing return than had I had to do the bus thingy again--thanks!!!!)
I was sad, as usual, for me, to leave and it's been an adjustment being back in the Big Smoke but I come back much refreshed and full energy to get up there as much as possible this year.
Hopefully, we will be able to get up there more, organize rides, if possible.
For those who haven't been to a gathering, I hope my little description here piques your interest but do remember that the Canada Day gathering will likely have a few more men, as well as lots of fun activities, sharing and, no doubt, at least one ritual.
Friday, May 18 - Monday, May 21
Canada Day Weekend
Friday, June 29 - Monday, July 2
*20th Annual High Summer Gathering*
Saturday, July 28 - Monday, August 6
Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8
Sunday, May 13, 2007
The Land, AKAAmberfox: He was an original faerie perhaps, then some PR firm got a hold of him and the message changed a wee bit! Anyway he said he was coming to the Victoria Day Gatherette.
His message to us was not posted to the list as Yahoo doesn't deliver scrolls. The atari was the only computer he could get his hands on. It was buried years ago.
Eventually he found private detective Johnny Germaine, (that's him in a rare candid moment on the Land) and used the Holy Mac to create a video greeting for us all. Sadly his second coming was cut short during filming, when a TTC Bus was on time.
Germaine was there, he says they were filming and he had time to say "Jesus!" The words, "look out"we're too late. "I mean, who expected the bus to be on time," PD Germaine added. "I called" Geneva with the news right away."
Germaine and Geneva, the GG twins, yes they are identical twins. (They both live in Toronto, let Co-ops drive them crazy, are faeries, love the TTC and Spiderman), suggest it maybe fitting to have Queen Vicky say a few words at the gatherette.
Perhaps Shimmer may be able to devise the perfect ritual remembrance (after he makes his Black Magick Cake of course) while The Daddy Chipster builds an appropriate celebration pyre, after a quick visit to the Opportunity shop! The ceremony may be delayed, as you never know when the oil in the car needs to be changed.
More news when details are available!
The Friendly Giant i say...
Some people think all Faeries come with long hair and shimmering gowns.
Not this one, he is the master of funny faces, all things apple and lots of other stuff and he changes the oil in the car lots and the Holder of The Land, AKA Amber Fox
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Spring is Here! Spring is Here!
Help celebrate its arrival at Amber Fox, May 18 through to Victoria Day May 21, 2007.
Ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious festival commemorating the goddess of the dawn and the spring, Eastre (aka Oestre and Ostara).Let us gather in celebration, spring being a time to sow seed and release passion. The days be brighter and longer, winter a memory. Let us feast and become willing vehicles for Eastre's passion for new life.
Gather your energies and let life burst forth! Dance by the bonfire under the light of a full moon! Be prepared for anything, including a cold and wet Ontario spring.
We have indoor accomodations (and wood heat!) in the Bunkhouse, the Departure Lounge, and the Erection. All are welcome, so bring a friend and let's make some magic!
Black Magick Cake?
Shimmer asks, "If there's interest, I'll bake a chocolate cake. I'm also pondering a non-chocolate dessert."
The best thing about being a Faerie, especially a boy faerie, is that one can have his cake and eat it too!
How this was not the first calendar faerie is a mystery. Geneva aka lots of other things, like Diva, Philip, Youpi, Malibu, Shy-Anne and some things that are really cool but i can't say those here or we could lose our blog...Her powers include making oatmeal cookies without oatmeal, awesome pancakes and and a Diva voice only angels should hear cause it makes Cher go crazy!
Here she belts out one of her favourite tunes, "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," and let me say she beats Barbara Mandrell any day, during last year's edition of the annual High Tea.
She adjusts herself to provide the best there is ...
to an appreciative Faerie gathering, before beginning one of her classics,
"Is it Peace or is it Prozac?"
Thursday, April 26, 2007
A single icicle, on the erection, slowly drips, leaving winter and Mr. Freeze behind...
The Tower says "get ready, Victoria Day is coming!"