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

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

Taking My Walk

One of the best decisions Ed and I ever made was purchasing our current home because of the neighborhood. We are literally surrounded by parks. There used to be a railroad that ran adjacent to the park which has been converted to a walking and cycling pathway called the Katy Trail. Within walking distance is … More Taking My Walk

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

Amy

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