I have sensitive red-head skin & this autumn I have been vexed by an ugly, painful & persistent rash at my waist. It would almost go away & then return nastier than ever. I went to a specialist last week & was diagnosed as being allergic to nickel. The dermatologist explained that the metal in belt buckles & on the buttons on my jeans was the cause. I have yet to find a suitable stainless steel buckled belt or an alternative. The Husband suggested a piece of rope, but I have never been big on the Jethro Bodine look. I have taken notice that no one in my life seems to bat an eye when I announce- “I can’t seem to keep my pants on”. Why would that be? The rash is gone now.
I am a mid-20th century gay man still trying to get a handle on how to live life with meaning. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband/partner of 32+ years & the terriers: Lulu & Junior.
As an actor I have been in over 150 full stage productions, 12 films/TV, over 50 commercials & voice overs.
Our home & garden in Seattle (1981-2001) were published several times & were featured in a "coffee table" book- Flea Market Decorating by Meredith Press. That garden was on the Seattle Art Museum's Tour Of Artists' Gardens in 1999.
We moved to Portland in a fit of middle age anxiety in 2001.
We spend our time & money working on our house & garden in a working class bungalow, in a working class neighborhood.
The old-ball-& chain & I are thought to be a little nutty. ME:
cocktail drinker, tree hugger & seeker.
Kinsey 6, Myers-Briggs ENFJ, Capricorn/Snake