Mark’s Garden


Please watch in HD mode.

He’s gone

Like many of us I met Mark, BoyInBoycott, on HP- probably on one of the LGBT topic threads; this was long before HP had a “Gay Voices” section-something that I credit Mark and HP’s LGBT community and their tireless advocacy, online for getting the site to recognize them. On those threads he SHONE, his wit, compassion and strength was something to behold and for those who were unfortunate enough to be ignorant bigots; he ripped them apart, there are still those who will feel his sting until THEIR dying day—this brings me great joy, that was Mark-evolve or of feel the burn 🙂

I kept in contact with Mark via chat and shared more of myself that I thought I would with anyone on-line. The time stretching 2012/13 was a particular hard time for me, until recently he was the only one who knew what was happening (even some family members were unaware) Apart from his kind words on chat, he took the time; every morning to “HARASS” me with crappy music under the guise of this goes out to Mrs.H -the @%$@ rascal knew what he was doing…ok the links were for her, it was just a bonus if it bugged me. BTW those two bonded over ways to make me miserable – deep down I enjoyed it and will miss that playful side of Mark dearly.

He was the kind of guy that if the house collapsed on him; he would tell you he a had a hangnail, no big deal. When he publicly announced that he had cancer he just said “I need a biopsy,” I talked to him on chat and he made no reference of what he had been enduring for some time, he actually tuned the conversation on me to find out about my meager troubles, Mark was always a nurturer.

Mark is GONE but he mattered. He mattered to Beau, his family and friends and to us who are lucky to share a few hours each day on this blog. But he also mattered, whether they know it or not, to those who read his words online, always standing for all those who died before him during the early AIDS pandemic years, his words mattered and he had an impact, he balanced the ignorant, hateful bigots who have the audacity to think they can dictate who others can love.

 

Mark you are loved and forever missed by all of us, you’ll never be gone from our hearts.

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1,723 Responses to Mark’s Garden

  1. OK, off to our show.

  2. Ms Badger says:

    Is anyone hereabouts? Hello, if so…

  3. cobaltbluedog says:

    I’m going to move this forward. I know it’s something that people are wondering about.

    ‘Beau told me that neither he nor Mark believe in funerals or wakes. He asked that we all celebrate Mark’s life in a way that has meaning to us personally.’

  4. Ms Badger says:

    I keep seeing things that remind me of Mark, naturally. I am going to work on some of those things.

  5. Ms Badger says:

    My timing sucks lately. Anybody here?

  6. fi says:

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ time folks, see y’all soon.

  7. Hobette says:

    OMG!!!!! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/controversy-over-shocking-people-with-autism-behavioral-disorders/ I would so smack these people upside the head if they treated my child this way!!!!!

  8. FOUR EYES says:

    Dinnertime..spaghetti in oil….8-)

  9. Hobette says:

    President Obama’s Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren speaks of the impact of climate change and wildfires on all of us. It’s 2:38 of common sense. http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/it-only-takes-three-minutes-see-why-we-must-act-climate-change?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email359-video&utm_campaign=climate

  10. Darth says:

    Do You Believe Unpaid Internships Are Unethical?
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/do-you-believe-unpaid-internships-are-unethical,36608/

    This had me in stitches, especially: “There’s no way we’re paying Nate for the crap he does.” XD

    • Hobette says:

      They get Nate for $0/hour. That’s what they want the minimum wage to be overall. smh

      • Darth says:

        Most likely “Nate” has rich parents, no one else can afford to work for free. Internship has become a patronage system in many ways, of course that doesn’t apply to everything.

        • msolomon2 says:

          Agree! the whole “system” is a cheat, rigged, the new aristo-class…

        • Hobette says:

          Probably. But the only way I’d work for free is if I got the job by saying “Can I help you with that?”

      • Darth says:

        Of course that was all parody too, but truth makes it funny.

  11. Darth says:

    John Fugelsang on Rand Paul in Iowa: Fastest run by a libertarian ‘since Ayn Rand left church’
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/05/john-fugelsang-on-rand-paul-in-iowa-fastest-run-by-a-libertarian-since-ayn-rand-left-church/

    The Paul clan doesn’t like to hang out with bigots… on camera.

  12. Lizard says:

    Noticed two large zucchinis in the garden today so I thought I would share my recipe for them –

    Need – large container, zuchinni

    Put the zucchini in a large container. Preferably a friends open car window.
    Go out to dinner.

  13. ***********NOTE***************

    cobaltbluedog says:
    August 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm (Edit)
    Beau told me that neither he nor Mark believe in funerals or wakes. He asked that we all celebrate Mark’s life in a way that has meaning to us personally.
    __________________________________________________

    This to me means a PARTHAY! Mark was all those things we have said but he loved himself a damn good party page and I think we should give him one.

    Cn I get a Motion and someone to second it?

  14. Ok then I’m working on it.

  15. Snoyoda says:

    “Cinder” the bear finds her way home. And loving people are taking care of her:

    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/aug/04/badly-burned-cinder-the-bear-finds-home-at-rehabilitation-center/

  16. termgirl says:

    I posted earlier today that we were having a retirement luncheon for a friend and co-worker of almost thirty years.
    It was a lovely celebration.
    His desk was in the cubicle next to mine.
    He cleaned out his desk and put his personal items and some mementos in a cardboard box.
    For some reason, looking at the box made me really sad.
    After all those years, it all came down to a cardboard box.
    I mentioned this to the owner,
    and he said “Don’t worry G……., the next time we repair the concrete path outside, you can carve your initials.” That just made me laugh, and I realized, we won’t forget my co-worker. We don’t need to see his initials in the concrete. Our daily routines will go on, and his funny little sayings, and the education that he gave all of us, will live on.

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