The Colonel is Back

Recently, I have been introduced to a cannaboid product that, at least in this man’s view, is nearly miraculous. It’s made from the hemp plant and in a short period of time made a significant and unexpected improvement to my quality of life. Additionally, the longer I take it I realize there are side effects. … More The Colonel is Back


One of the great happenings in my life was meeting my daughter-in-law. Ed and I fell in love with her the first day we met and love the way she brings joy to everyone she comes in contact with. During our fist encounter, I fully expected her to be challenged by the fact she was … More Amy

Hunting for Cougars

Apparently I have skills at performing match making functions for straight people. I even have hookup skills for young straight people but those are a lot easier.  These are more about sex and less about love. Young people, in my opinion, think about sex in a much healthier way than the world I grew up in.  … More Hunting for Cougars

Sartorial Style

In our communal seniority, especially in the winter, our friends have developed a sartorial style that I’m not crazy about.  They love their sweat pants.  Around the house is fine. However, they also wear sweat pants to do grocery shopping, go to COSTCO or run errands. As a son of the South, I was taught … More Sartorial Style

Matchmaker Tribulations

I’m a happily married man.  Despite the fact we’ve been together over 40 years, I can’t imagine being happier or more in love, even now.  Because of the joy I get from my relationship, I feel the need to help others find that special feeling. The people around me know of my urge to make … More Matchmaker Tribulations

Emergency Room Pastime

Ed woke up in the middle of the night with an ailment that concerned us both so we made a trip to the local Emergency Room. Neither of us is a health professional but, as it turns out, we found out later that the issue was no big deal. However, during those hours we sat … More Emergency Room Pastime

Motor Boating

Ed thinks I’m obsessed with breasts which he thinks is odd for a gay man.  I disagree, the difference is I notice and talk about anything and everything.  I think a lot of gay men don’t notice women’s breasts and if they do, they don’t say anything about it.  I have no carnal fascination.  One … More Motor Boating

Honest Work

Cash is the dirtiest thing people in retail handle.  Cash is nasty because it passes through so many hands and is hidden in so many places.  Usually you have no idea where money has been.  Occasionally you can guess its origin which makes it worse. One morning last winter I had the opening shift at … More Honest Work

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

No Meal Here!

I have a physical characteristic that men never talk about.  It is something that causes self-consciousness rather than embarrassment and it does affect how I dress.  I have perky nipples.  They are not particularly large but they have stood tall and proud as long as I can remember.  As a result, I have always made … More No Meal Here!