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A Little Proust, Tennyson & Susan Hayward

My daily routine isn’t exactly structured and certainly not particularly interesting.  This morning was no different.  With the first cup of coffee in hand, I went outside to sit and check into the world.  Reflexively, I picked up my phone to see if anything crazy enough to warrant writing about had happened.  Fortunately, I thought better of it and put […]

Prayers, Pews & Pools

My faith is challenged more and more these days. Prayers.  The Lord’s faithful are being tested to great consternation.  I was particularly bereaved by a local mayor/Church of Christ pastor here in Texas whose recent proclamation on prayer tested my restraint of pen and tongue.  When asked if a group of Christian youth could attend and pray at a city […]

And Now For Something Completely Different

The algorithms that determine what shows up on my social media feed (which is to say Facebook, as I don’t do any of the others) are a mystery to me.  I don’t know how they determine who shows up at the top or even who gets an appearance way down after scrolling. This last week, one of those sponsored things […]

Miss, Mammon, Morbid.

Each week, I am given an opportunity to bear witness to current events.  Behold. Miss.  They say that beauty never dies, but that was put to the test this past week with the death of Sister Phyllis George.  As a Texas pageant queen, her wholesome beauty and talent elevated her to Miss America in 1971.  Followed by a career in […]

Scary Stories For A Thousand, Alex

Even before seeing What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? for the first time, I’ve always loved a good horror story.  Even some that aren’t that good, so long as they fit into what has been dubbed the psycho-biddy subgenre of film.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? generated ten times its budget at the box office and got one Oscar […]

Donald, Dallas & Duos

Speaking to you from behind a mask which does not prevent wisdom from escaping. Donald.  The crayolavirus response at the House of White has been lacking in its example to the American people.  Our leader believes that he is invincible (Lincoln and Kennedy are on line 1) and therefore needs take no precaution.  Now that the virus has waltzed into […]

The Poseidon Misadventure

Main streets across America have different names.  Fifth Avenue in New York, Chicago has State Street (that great street), and Dallas has plain old Main Street.  As for my hometown, Tyler has Broadway, which conjured up in my gay boy mind a more glamorous thoroughfare, even though it was technically—and ironically—U. S. 69. The biggest and nicest movie theater in […]

Heartfelt. Hornets. Hollywood.

I may have a mask on, but my lips shall still confess! Heartfelt.  Former President George W. Bush issued a video this past week as a panacea for the current American condition.  It was heartfelt, compassionate and comforting.  When our land is being comforted by a heretofore regarded Texas yahoo, I must repeat that we prepare the way of the […]

Losing My Religion

As many of you know, my religious life started by being brought up in the Southern Baptist church, but with a side dish of Methodism from Mother.  By the time I went off to college, I had figured out two things—I was gay, and I wasn’t a Baptist.  By the way, those two things are not mutually exclusive. So off […]

Lies, Lysol & Lyrics

The L Words. Lies.  The media continues to barrage our President and Vice-President with accusations of lies.  Shame on them!  Why would our elected leaders lie to us?  Alas, after counsel with some members of my church, I had to leave open the possibility that some untruths have been uttered from some leaves on the executive branch.  Rumor has it […]