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Introduction for GreatMartin

Very simply I am an old, gay, poor man and none of that is said in a negative way but a fact of my life. I came 'out' at the age of 12 in 1948 and became an activist at 16 and now at 78 still out there in your face! I am a professional writer having written and had published (2 sel published) 8 books plus magazine and newspapers articles. Had a play produced (okay so it was only one performance) and wrote 3 columns, one for The Weekly News now out of business and I had nothing to do with that. I was also a professional server in 5 star restauranst and coffee joints plus, after losing 100+ pounds, opened the Memphis, Tennesse Weight watchers franchise and my own place Our Weigh when my partner and I broke up. I chose to be single at 42 and have never regretted it--remember being alone does not mean being lonely and I am not by any means. I am into theatre, eating out, seeing movies IN THE MOVIE HOUSE at least once a week and love life! All I have to do is wake up in the morning and I am a happy guy BUT I am NOT a 'morning' person for anything. I could no more pick a favorite food tahn a favorite movie or song1 Chcocolate? Pasta? A corned beef and pastrami sandwich? Never had a bad pizza including teh frozen carboard ones. Would be easier to tell you the ONE food I won't eat--oyster plant! All the above are subjects I will be writing about hopefully so others can learn from my mistakes, not that I made any! :O)

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GrannyGee wrote on July 28, 2014, 2:30 PM

I am so glad to see you, Martin. I'm glad you are here, also! :)

paigea wrote on July 28, 2014, 2:50 PM

Nice to see you here. I have been here a couple of weeks now. It is a great place!

ILoveCats wrote on July 28, 2014, 3:20 PM

Hey you. Happy to see you !! Look forward to reading all that is on your mind!!

simone425 wrote on July 28, 2014, 6:10 PM

Hey Martin! I found you! Glad to see you here on Persona!

ella-romao wrote on July 29, 2014, 11:28 AM

Nice to hear from you GreatMartin and your introduction really amazes me, because I've never expected that you're an open person, cheerful although in the complexity of life you find time to enjoy and live your life to the fullest. keep it up dear. emoticon :smile:

PenFlavor wrote on July 30, 2014, 10:58 AM

Welcome to Persona greatmartin