Light of my Life

I just left an annoyed Ed (my long-suffering husband) in the apartment. I was telling him about an article I had read but his attention was focused on the front of his cell phone. The flashlight on his phone was on while he was fiddling with something on the screen. The beam from the flashlight … More Light of my Life

Choice

I have a really good friend who is a raging heterosexual.  I have never really understood his choice because he is a nice-looking man with a killer personality and he could have any man he wanted.  However, I respect his right to choose whatever it is that makes him happy.  He lives a very active … More Choice

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

A Tie That Binds

In my last retail job one characteristic that distinguished me from all other male employees in the store was that I wore a bow tie every day.  One of the guys I worked with whom I’ll call Joe was 6’5”, in his 40s and had a sense of humor as irreverent as mine.  When I … More A Tie That Binds

The Home

One of my favorite stories to tell the younger employees and customers at my retail gig was about the difficulties I encountered when I worked the late shift. It would make me a very sympathetic figure in a story that was completely fabricated. On a slow evening I would choose a small group of young … More The Home