Dallas Comedy House

Last night was my first class in Stand-Up Comedy training.  I expected more of a feeling of exhilaration.  Instead, I felt as though it was exactly where I was supposed to be.  Growing up as a kid in Oklahoma, I was trying so hard to develop into a healthy straight young man (which deep inside … More Dallas Comedy House

Gay Lifestyle?

Many years ago, a man I worked with told me he enjoyed working with me and he had met my partner (later husband) Ed and thought he was a really nice man. However, he had to admit that as hard as he tried, he couldn’t understand the gay lifestyle. I thought about it a few … More Gay Lifestyle?

Agog

When Ed and I moved to Dallas, it was an exciting time because for the first time, we were able to meet other gay men and women.  However, we were uncomfortable at first because old habits die hard.  Coming from a military environment and having been closeted our entire lives, the new freedom was an … More Agog

To Buy or Not to Buy

Once I had a customer who came in with his wife looking for shoes.  In the end, they didn’t find any shoes but the husband asked me to ring up some underwear his wife had selected for him.  His wife left to go to the Lady’s Room leaving the two of us at the cash … More To Buy or Not to Buy

Friends Indeed

Once I saw two elderly gentlemen (more elderly than Ed and I) in a store walking arm in arm while they were shopping. I approached them and said they were an example to all folks about the beauty of a relationship between two men.  I further told them my heart was warmed by their courage … More Friends Indeed

Mardi Gras Experience

Before Katrina, Ed and I took a Caribbean cruise with our best friends.  The highlight of the cruise was two days in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  None of us had been to Mardi Gras before and were looking forward to the festivities.  Upon leaving the ship we were thrust into huge crowds everywhere.  An … More Mardi Gras Experience