This is a shameless plug for one of my favorite sites, The Ageless Project. It lists blogs by the author's birth date, is free to join, and is a blast to visit although you do have to admit when your birthday is (you could lie, who would know?). You can visit any one of any age, from Ed Weiland who was born on June 19, 1923 and was a newspaper reporter for nearly 50 years to Jewelx Schafer who was born on December 10, 1990.
It's interesting to look and see what people your own age are thinking and doing. Kinda lets you see if you're normal, as if there were such a thing. Plus it gives you the opportunity to visit sites that you might never have found on your own. Lets the voyeur in all of us have a little peek into the live of strangers. After all, isn't that one of the perks of reading other's blogs?
There's no pressure to cruise other sites like you get on BlogHop or BlogExplosion. All they ask is that you put a link on your site so visitors can find you.
Try it, you might like it. You don't have to sign up to visit the members' blogs and there's no limit to how often you go back. Go see what the older generation think of us, or what the youngsters are up to. You might be surprised what you find.
PS - Go here to see pictures of the Gay Pride Parade in NYC 2005 taken by Jeff who is a great photographer.
Also, Tom had a link where you send a message of support to American military personnel in the field, Thank the Troops. It's a quick-and-easy message form. You can click a link in the upper right corner of the webpage to read responses. Remember our boys and girls in the service this 4th of July. All the things that go bang aren't fireworks you know, and these fine people are in the line of fire serving us and our way of life.