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California Men's Gatherings presents . . .

August 1, 2017

Vol 10, Issue 8

Binky's List

CMG Community News, Events of
Interest, & Marketplace Classifieds
Dear ,
Welcome to Binky's List, CMG's very own community news publication, named in honor of one of our most beloved elders, Al-Binky Hoch. 
Did you ever wish you could use the CMG email list to tell everyone about anything you wanted?  Well that is EXACTLY what this newsletter is for.  It's NOT for CMG events.  It's for everything else.
So send us your own items: News, events of interest in your area, items for sale, apartments for rent, jobs wanted, personals, community links, etc.,
by clicking here

CMG does not necessarily endorse the events or organizations listed here, nor guarantee the quality of the goods/services offered. 

Quote of the Month

"Sometimes I go about
in pity for myself,
and all the while,
a great wind carries me
across the sky."

Ojibwe saying

CMG Quick Links
Events & Items of Interest

A Passing to Note
     We are sad to report the passing of CMG brother David Arthur Clark on June 28.  He was 65.  
     Dave was born in Los Angeles on August 11, 1951 and grew up in San Diego, one of three siblings.  He got his BA in Economics (with honors) from UCSD, and his MBA from UCLA, and was a CPA.  He had a knack for corporate advancement.  He worked for Price Waterhouse as a senior auditor.  He then moved over to Universal Studios, where he was the VP & Group Controller for their music division.  He ultimately became the Chief Financial Officer for Universal Studio Operations, staying with them for more than a quarter-century, finally leaving in 2003-4.  
     Dave struggled with alcohol and substance abuse and came successfully through rehab in 2005.  He never relapsed. But every relationship he had had up to then had been work-related.  Then in about 2006, he found the CMG and made real friends.  He dug in quickly, bringing his gifts to share.  He served on spring planning committees, and then eventually as treasurer of the corporate board.  He was a friend to everyone and was generous to a fault.  He always said yes to the CMG using his beautiful San Fernando Valley home for pool parties and meetings. He said yes to everything.
     For the last several years, his passion was the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  He served as a board member of the LA Phil Association and chairman of the LA Phil Associates.
     Dave always had in interest in local flavor in LA., finding the local restaurant or hangout in many LA neighborhoods.  Eventually he took long distance road trips, 3-4 weeks at a time, driving through little towns, avoiding freeways.  He wanted to see what was off the beaten path.  He always had a real zest for discovery.  
     Dave is survived by his brother Clifford Clark of San Francisco, sister Carolyn Clark of San Diego, and a nephew and niece.  
     A CMG-sponsored memorial will be held in Los Angeles on August 12, from 2-4 PM, in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, rooms 1&2.

CMG Marketplace - Part 1

Keyboard Wanted (Los Angeles & San Diego)
Hello, everybody.  I am looking for a musical keyboard / synthesizer.  Something better than a Cassio -- preferably a Roland or Yamaha Digital with weighted keys; portable, so I can bring it to our get-togethers so that those talented musicians and accompanists among us can play for our talented singers to sing.  I live in Hollywood, and travel to San Diego regularly.  Please keep your eyes open for this, and let me know.  Jodie:
jodiehart@aol.com "Manifesting the Gifts of the Muses among us . . . "   XO, Jodie     7/2/17

BodyErotic Workshops by CalComMen (Los Angeles)
"Bodies in Contact : Intimacy & Masculinity" August 11-13.  Cost $400 (workshop, lodging and meals). Would you like to learn to overcome obstacles to more intimacy? Would you like a safe environment to explore the potential of masculinity? Are you curious about secrets to self-knowledge locked away in your own body? Do you want to experience the potential of collective erotic ritual for self-empowerment? Does exploring these questions at a men’s weekend retreat, in a beautiful natural setting, appeal to you? Questions?:  Call/text Barry at (323) 314-5420. Ready to Register?
https://www.calcommen.com/workshops.     7/9/17

Did You Know . . . ?


If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support, there is help for you.  Please call:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The GLBT National Help Center
1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

The Trevor Project (youth through age 24)
The nation’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people, ages 13 to 24.
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

If you think you need help, there are always people here to support you.


CMG Marketplace - Part 2

Seeking Cabinmate All-Gay Cruises (various oceans)
Sept 4-12 join Atlantis Events from Amsterdam to Barcelona on Celebrity Silhouette. Sept 18-25 join La Demence from Lisbon to Canary Islands on Monarch.  Oct 14-21 Mexican Riviera. I am not a travel agent.  Just looking for the one right guy to share my inside cabin. Contact CMGer Charlie Crockett at
callcharlie2001@yahoo.com.     7/24/17

Holistic Psychological Healing and Wellness (Los Angeles)
Psychotherapy with Neil Schierholz PsyD for individuals, couples, adult families, and groups. Schedule a free initial phone consultation at DrSchierholz.com. Lower-fee options available with my interns.     7/18/17

Human Touch Has No Equal--We Need Hugs! (San Diego)
Articles seem to be appearing more often -  we need hugs!  Maybe it's time you try it out.  You know how wonderful a great hello hug feels, so just imagine that feeling lasting for a full hour. Since your body responds so instantly and so well to those quick hugs, think about multiplying that by an hour session.  So nice!   Check out the "Healing Cuddle Therapy" web site to get inspired to experience this for yourself.
http://www.healingcuddletherapy.com     7/21/17

Body-Centered Coaching (Oakland)
For the man who wants to be more sensually alive, exploring his desires/wants/needs, including kinks, with no guilt or shame, releasing fear and inhibition. A liberating experience of sensuality. www.transitionpower.com,  On site, webcam, or will travel to you. Ken Stofft, MA, CSB, Oakland, California. redhawk1947@gmail.com.     7/17/17

Freshen Your Photo (statewide)
We have almost no young photos of Grandma, but I found her in this 1935 group shot. Can we get a nice shot of just her?”  Sure can − and with a little color and a nicer background, even! www.FreshenYourPhoto.com, long-time CMG member Milo Shapiro saves old pictures, improves current ones, and even removes people/things from photos.  Email him photos for a free estimate. What photo in your desk drawer or desktop folder needs fixing? Wish decades old photos looked fresh or had color?  Sun bleaching, water damage, scratches or tears on old shots? Email Milo your photos for a free estimate.     7/17/17

Massage and Yoga (San Francisco)
CMGer and CMT Brian Swager offers serious, therapeutic, healing bodywork with a warm, sensual approach incorporating Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, lomi lomi, craniosacral, and Body Electric style tantric techniques. Warm, quiet, clean studio, quality table, Sacred Earth lotion, shower. Also available for private yoga sessions, naked or clothed. Additional info: http://www.sfomassage.com.  (415) 551-7866 brian@sfomassage.com.     7/25/17

Links of Interest
LGBT Social & Recreational Organizations
CMG (California Men's Gatherings)
OUT4FUN (Gay Calendar of Events)
SAGA-LA (Los Angeles Gay Ski & Snowboard Club)
SAGA-SD (San Diego Gay Ski & Snowboard Club) 
APGF (Asian/Pacific Gays & Friends)
POZabilities (San Diego Social Network)
GLTA (Gay & Lesbian Tennis Association)
IGBO (International Gay Bowling Organization)
IAGSDC (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs)
Fun and Games Club     
Arriba (Ski & Snowboard Club for Gays & Lesbians)
LANG (Los Angeles Nude Guys)
CMEN (California Men Enjoying Naturism)
BA-MEN (Beach Areas Men Enjoying Naturism - for O.C., Long Beach, & South Bay)
Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council (Facebook Page)
Satrang (South Asian Queers of Southern California)
Black & White Men Together (Southern California)
One (National Gay and Lesbian Archives)
We told you Binky's List would be fun, informative . . . even helpful!  Send us your news, events, items for sale, links, etc., by clicking here.
Stay in touch,
CMG Hugs

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