Hi I'm Ethan and I live in Brentwood, Essex in England. This is about 30 miles due east of London. I live with my life partner, Dale and we enjoy a travel lifestyle. During the daytimes, I practise at BEing an Entrepreneur, helping people to reach their dreams in their business as a transformational coach, and create new businesses.
I was born in Paris, France into an amazing family experience, and although I miss my Dad (who died in Sept 2000), I feel him very close and part of my life adventure. I moved to the UK in 1967. I love Paris and go frequently; My extended family cut me off for bravely coming out to them 4 years ago; I just recently attended a cousins wedding so changes are happening albeit slowly.
I chose to marry young (21) and I am father to 3 amazing people: Jennie-Marie (24); Jake (22); and Matthew (21). Jake married Stacey (Sept. 06) and they made me a Grand-father in March 2008. Heather Marie was born at 11.13, weighed 8lbs 1oz and was born as I was chatting to my mum on the phone in France (Heather's great grandmother!). They each bring me moments of great peace as well as moments of great joy and Learning as I watch them grow and mature into the people they choose to be.
I am helping my children as they let me and both are finally learning to drive! Since my passion is cars it has been somewhat amusing that neither of them was interested in learning to drive!
Matthew suffers from severe autism and has been a rich source of joyful fun as he grew up without too many cares and simple pleasures in his rich life.
My life partner and I are enjoying great things in our life together. Our No 1 goal is that we are choosing to move to Australia to reside. Knowing the what and the when is enabling the how slowly but surely... I gained my residency for Australia in May 2008 and we plan to move to Sydney in 2011. We enjoy travelling and this year have been to Valencia (in Spain), Hawaii and the west coast of America and more recently (Oct 2008) Greece visiting Athens and Mykonos.
I experienced the USA for the first time in 2006; in Nov 2007 went to Budapest (my first time in a former East European Country) An amazing time.
My real passion is creating businesses and close behind that is Classic cars, both owning and driving them - I have 2 classic cars right now. Both of these are now restored, I take every opportunity to drive them. My 1972 Citroen DS21 has now been fully restored to its original glory - the car is back home and drives better than when it was new. The Kit Car (a 1976 JBA Falcon) has just been trimmed and is waiting for the dashpanel to be made (in veneered wood) then it will be complete. In June 08 my Porsche 928 (S2) caught fire and I experienced a car fire for the first time - my advice if you drive - carry an extinguisher!
I have been priviledged to have gained a number of amazing life experiences; I have listed a few here... if you want to know more or want to chat about any of them - just ask!
Created first business aged 14
Quit school at 16 by my choice
Chose to leave home at 17
Married at 21 Dad at 22!
Built my own Sports car before age 30 (which I still own and drive!)
Didn't tell anyone (from 15 to 37) that I was attracted to boys rather than girls! (I can keep a secret!)
Recovered from multiple primary cancer tumours to total health in 10 months (age 39) without Chemo or Radio Therapy - used a combination of Natural Therapies, Minerals and Vitamins; exercise; and will power!
I have no fear and can achieve ANYTHING I set my heart on...I just don't always set my heart on!
I don't see the difference between "work" and "play" and despite changes to the way I Think and the people who have come (and gone) in my life, I always find myself working with some truly amazing people; I am learning how to create a dream lifestyle, serving ideal clients in an joyful world - Now thats worth getting excited about isn't it?
There is so much more I could and will share, and I am confident I will in time...thanks for listening. Do tell me all about you sometime soon and lets connect up and be friends.
I am after some research help in respect of experiences by people attracted to people of the OPPOSITE sex (Sometimes referred to as heterosexual or "Straight") about their own experience of coming into contact with a friend or person attracted to the same sex (sometimes known as homosexual or "GAY") for the first time, and attitudes taught in the home / school / college / university they attended. This research is necessary for a book I am writing for which I have plenty of material from the European shores, but lacking in good representation from the US & Canada. If you are aelsewhere in the world I would still enjoy reading about your expereinces.
I am interested in any real experiences or real attitudes you would want to express to Straight people about their prejudices and stereotypes in respect of people they know or don't who are attracted to the same sex.
For the record I am a guy attracted toguys and I am in a long term relationship (7 years). I was previously married and I have 3 grown up children.
Thanks for your contribution.
Total confidentiality would be assured. Thanks for your contribution in advance.
I choose to make change a part of my day to day life.
You are offered your dream job. What job is it?:
Exactly what I am creating for myself right now.
My favorite wild animal is:
Why (describe as much as possible):
Grace and majesty, as well as the clear leader. I love watching the Lion in The Lion King Movie.
My favorite domestic animal is (if you choose dog be specific with breed etc):
Dogs - West Highland Terrier; long-haired Alsation.
Unfortunately my partner is allergic to dogs so it will probably have to be a tiny little dog with hiar that doesn't affect asthmatics. Know the breed but can't recall its name.
A famous Chef will prepare anything you want. What do you order:
Lamb joint cooked slowly in rosemary with dauphinoise potatoes and green vegetables, served with a St.Emilion Red wine.
Cos that the answer to the question...
Five people either dead or alive you would have at your fantasy dinner party::
Wayne Dyer; Naopleon Hill; Deepak Chopra; John C Maxwell; Pierre Sanson (My Father)
These are the men I respect for their wisdom, courage, tenacity, honour, integrity and vision. They are / were not afraid to say it...
If a pilot would fly you anywhere you want, you would go to:
My private island in the Maldives once a month
My perfect slice of pizza is:
...was pepperoni, but now pizza is off the menu so I can reach my weight and tone goals.
You are at a bar. You order this drink:
Non alcoholic cocktail with strawberries in it.
You are at a coffee shop. What coffee or tea do you order:
Happily, I don't have to do coffee shops any more.
If a genie could grant you three wishes they would be (separate by commas):
A day with my Dad to talk about his poetry (we found all this after his death without any idea he wrote it);
To know what happened to my toy cars after I left home at 17 to seek my fortune;
To drive a famous classic car around the world for a charitable cause
You are going on a long road trip and you can only bring three CD's. Which ones do you bring
(separate by commas):
Wayne Dyer's summaries of the Power of Intention; Chris James - Invocate Angelos (Sing in the Angels) Paul McKenna - I can make you RICH Hypnosis CD
If I could do anything for my neighborhood today, it would be:
Spend Time with them, listening and BEing.
A sunset I remember:
My Father and my relatives who are no longer physically close as they have returned to the spiritual dimension
Any character I could be from a movie, TV show or book would be:
The main character in ANY John Grisham book.
He tells great adventure stories that are very real.