Monthly Archives: May 2014

I Speak Anglish (repeat)

When I was teaching high school English, one of the mottos of my classroom was “The best language is the language that gets the job done.” What I wanted my students to understand was that while one of the goals … Continue reading

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Euphemisms

I have a friend named John who has a pet peeve. He cannot stand for someone to use the phrase, “going to the john,” meaning the bathroom. His being upset by that usage is reason for him to be confrontational … Continue reading

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The Meek and the Hopeful

There are two words in the Bible that caused me concern as a youth–the word “meek” and the word “hope.” I grew up with the admonition from my parents that I must be a “man.” I took that to mean … Continue reading

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No Place in the Sun

One of the earliest photographs I have of myself was taken in my backyard. I am posing like a muscle man, but the main purpose of the photo was to show off my suntan. If I had a fixation in … Continue reading

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Murder and Sex in the Garden

I am a mild-mannered person, soft-hearted and gentle. I love the creatures of the earth, even the black snake that scares me occasionally as it darts into the bushes in my yard. I can remember when I used to find … Continue reading

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The Best Things in Life Are BOGO’s

I have been a coupon clipper for a long time. However, the latest fad has caused me to slow down with the clipping and heading to stores where they are offering Buy One, Get One Free or BOGO’S. Today, my … Continue reading

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Domestication

On the morning that this blog is posted, my partner and I will head downtown to the County Clerk’s office. There we will apply to become legally domestic partners. I am so thankful that my county and my country is … Continue reading

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