Mauricio Betancourt

I write when I dream the stories

Mauricio Betancourt

Mauricio Betancourt
Cali, Colombia
February 06
Colombian journalist (37). Gay advocator and social worker. I like people and believe people like me. I am as honest and transparent as I can be and like to meet people around the world. I´ve been away from OS for a while but I intent to keep writing and reading of course as it is the only thing that really awakes my heart... Hugs from Colombia and much love

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Woman: Colombia has today the larger biological biodiversity in the World  

Man: And it is one of the most privileged countries in mining and water resources

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NOVEMBER 12, 2010 6:00PM

Living in a Ghetto Country

 img009Down here there is no need for huge tall walls forbidding the locals to cross over the borders. Down here there is no need to build improvised rafts to explore the ocean in search of new opportunites and dreams of a better living. Down here there is no need for LandRead full post »

DEARBABYJESUS1It´s been ages since I don´t do this. Since I don´t see my self opening my heart to this sort of spirituality. But, since I am going through a very heavy life experience I figured that being open to the "force" above might help in some way.

But I… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 5:14PM

Little Frail Porcelain Kid VI

mother-and-son-mdThe task of writing this story is becoming harder every time I go deeper in my memories and closer to the ones I have with my mother. Those are the ones that are going to drain me dry and actually those are the ones I fear the most.

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OCTOBER 27, 2010 10:35AM

Little Frail Porcelain Kid V

mother_boy_hiI´ve tried and I´m still trying hard to write and acomplish to get to the end of this story that I started more than two months ago. The first installment was sort of a catharsis that was good for my soul and my nights of sleep, but… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2010 10:10PM

Hamam, The Turkish Bath (Movie 1997)



To FUSUN...!

YEAR 1997 LENGHT 101 min COUNTRY Turkey DIRECTOR Ferzan Ozpetek SCREENPLAY Ferzan Ozpetek MUSIC  Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi PHOTOGRAPHY Pasquale Mari CAST Alessandro Gassman, Halil Ergün, FRead full post »

OCTOBER 5, 2010 4:46PM



This is a photo taken by a good friend of mine, Robert

In Canada.

Autumn Abstraction

© Raven Baptiste Holder
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The top dog at one of the most successful literary agencies in New York says he’s in hot pursuit of self-published books to represent to mainstream publishers.

“Absolutely, yes!” … Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2010 9:19PM

The Whisperer

The envelope was there in the floor for about ten hours. An old lady crossed the hall from the kitchen to the living room and didn´t see the white paper messenger laying on the entrance carpet.
The silence and her solitude were accomplices for the uninvited. The… Read full post »
Tyler_ClementiThe heartbreaking death of Tyler Clementi who killed himself after being tormented by fellow students, has brought up attention on the prevalence of suicide among the LBGT youth.

According to the most recent report of national death statistics, released by the Centers for Disease C

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sackThe author of seven books, who is accustomed to being the center of criticism, did it BIG this time at the inaugural Homocon party of the gay conservative organization, GOProud.
After joking about conservatives in a more like stand-up act than a political speech, the blond loud mouthed… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 4:02PM

Could It BE The Muslim Integration?

Mauricio BAs a journalist I have to be signed up in all the online newsletters I can get from the most well known Newspapers, Magazines, Tv Channels, Radio Stations, Blogs, Websites and all sort of media out there to keep up with the world. That is why I signed up to… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 7:01PM

When Married Dudes Play With Other Dudes

bisexual31The subject for this installment started with me answering to HeidiBeth´s Open Call about 12 things OSers should know about you and my number ten was: 
10.  A girl friend classmate of mine in the University had to stay a few days in my apartment while hersRead full post »

01_jojoyTop Colombian rebel commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Jorge Briceno Suarez, Aka, Mono Jojoy (center),  has been killed in a military raid on his jungle camp in one of the biggest blows against Latin America’s oldest insurgency, the local Government… Read full post »

1. Lingerie & pajamas. Bullshit. What do you really sleep in?

Actually I live in a very hot and dry city and I´m always with the fan on so I can´t wear pajamas (though there was this guy a few years ago... he asked me to wear lingerie. I didn´t go… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 2:27AM

Open Call: My "Docena" to Heidibeth

I spent the whole day of today reading other people´s 12´s and I had a blast. There are so many things one can find out about OSers. I don´t feel like I´m lost and don´t belong anywhere or to anyone anymore. Here I have discovered in this two months that I… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 1:50PM

Little Frail Porcelain Kid IV

mother_and_son_walkinge-345x405That night at the hospital, mom was totally exhausted. Worn out. She had blood on her clothes and hands. She´d broken her ankle while trying to rescue me and only realized it when we got to the hospital. They had to put a cast on her lower leg.  She … Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 3:31PM

Little Frail Porcelain Kid III

cherish-and-protect-yisa-akinbolajiDarkness comes to all of us someway, anyway, anytime. Fear, ghosts and shadows are always hunting us but...I have seen it with my own eyes... We all end up feeding from fear and become stronger and ferocious. Humans can harm. Humans can cause damage. Humans can survive. Humans can forgive.… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 5:31PM

Little Frail Porcelain Kid II

lonely_boyNothing was harder than helping my body heal and go back to normal, after being attacked by a group of drunken, grown up, men. out of their heads and conscience; after being attacked by darkness and evil; after having my innocence ripped away.

I was a little boy,… Read full post »

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AUGUST 31, 2010 6:31PM

Little Frail Porcelain Kid

padre_e_hijo1When I have to remember my dad my mind stops at the local bus station, on a hot humid night in my home town. My dad steps on a bus and sets off for the Capital of Colombia. He was leaving us, for good.
I was
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AUGUST 28, 2010 12:05AM

If I were to be GRAND!

I singDo we all have dreams of greatness? are we all cut to do anything we can imagine? even against all odds? Were we all born with the exact same possibilities to reach for and conquer the inmortality of our names? Grand men and women in history… Read full post »
AUGUST 12, 2010 3:34PM

Ode to my Feet... a pedestrian love!

  These feet of mine have taken me to all those places I have always wanted to see. These feet of mine are my best way to see the world

I´m laying in some hotel´s bed, with my very good friend Moleskine; a small comfortable notebook vested in  black skin and an elastic band that holds its soft, baige, striped almost 200 pages and which has kept me accompanied for more than a decade now.

My little friends

All… Read full post »