Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Dishonorable Fez-capade

When I was in college, I discovered that I had strong feelings for a young woman who I thought fit very well into my plans for a wife and family eventually. I’m sure most would say that it was “puppy … Continue reading

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Southern

I’ve noticed that when I am writing or speaking and am relaxed, that I drop back into my southern speech patterns. As you may know, I was raised in the small town of Clinton, South Carolina, and I came to … Continue reading

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No Underwear

By the time I get to the end of this writing, you are probably going to think that I am some kind of a nut. Well, that may be true, but this conversation actually took place. I had just learned … Continue reading

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Blackballed

It seems to me that there are two prominent figures in the American public eye who have been blackballed without good reason. The first is the President of the United States–Barack Obama. I have watched Republicans vote against every bill … Continue reading

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5-9-80

I was teaching school the morning that “it” happened. Rain was pouring down, and the wind was blowing fiercely, unusual for May, our driest month in west-central Florida. I had forsaken riding my scooter to school because of the rain. … Continue reading

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Royalty

It was the day after I arrived in Amsterdam for the first time to meet my friend whom I had met on the internet. His question, “What would you like to do?” I thought that it was his decision to … Continue reading

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The Cortege

When my mother-in-law died at the age of 78, the funeral took place in Pensacola, FL. She was not a well-known person in the community as she had accomplished only things in her lifetime which tend to generate little notice–being … Continue reading

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