Literary Crimes

In which I stopped writing something for the wrong reason... Read More...

Some of my best friends are...

How a deflecting defense just doesn't add up. Read More...

Yankee Doodle Sweetheart

Two real live nephews of our Uncle Sam, he is my Yankee Doodle joy. Read More...

Honor thy...?

"Real" is not the same as legal, biological, or orthodox. Read More...

United we muddle

Unity is rarer than we like to admit. Read More...

Freedom, not immunity

A tale of some letters to the editor, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations. Read More...

If I knew then…

Everyone needs hope, even ourselves. Read More...

I know nothing! Nothing!

Ignorance is neither brave nor patriotic. Read More...

Deceivers

Why we do things is at least as important as what we do. Read More...

All men…

Conflict resolution requires respect, even in the face of self-derision. Read More...

Excusing

Somethings should not be excused. Read More...

Adversarial

Less than 100% agreement isn’t always disagreement. Read More...

Imaginary

But several of my friends are... Read More...

Double

Which standard should you be held to? Read More...

Rules

Sometimes “confusion” is a synonym for “I don’t like it!” Read More...

How you slice it

Pie is so versatile, it can help explain anything. Read More...

Two steps forward

How a centuries old calendar fix illuminates modern problems. Read More...

Red plus White plus Blue

Some reflections on Old Glory and what/who she represents. Read More...

It's different when it's not yours

Inconvenience, or disaster? Read More...

Absolutely!

Be sure of your facts. Read More...

Offending

Some jokes aren’t as funny as you first think. Read More...

Johnny One-note

Beating a dead horse. Read More...

Expressing, acting, or enacting

Opinions have consequences. Read More...

From where I'm standing

Sometimes it’s a difference in experience. Read More...

The company they keep

It’s not rude to be wary of bullies. Read More...

Meanie value theorem

Don’t be deceived by apologists. Read More...

Be you

The closet isn’t just a lie, it’s a nested series of lies and poison. Read More...

Naming rights

Who’s identity is it, anyway? Read More...

Closer than brothers

Some disagreements hurt more, and longer, than others. Read More...

Less self, more…

Nobody’s doormat. Read More...

Stand in the place…

Standing our ground doesn’t have to be belligerent. Read More...

Sometimes a cigar…

Being offended on another’s behalf. Read More...

Part 4: All the world…

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person emerged to. Read More...

Part 3: Divas and Drama Queens

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person was in. Read More...

Part 2: Roles

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person was in. Read More...

Part 1: Backdrop

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person was in. Read More...

Balanced?

The middle is not where you think it is. Read More...

Downhill

Being on the receiving end. Read More...

Finding Normal

Under the right conditions, we accept the most outlandish things. Read More...

With blinders

What we want is what we see. Read More...

On the road of life

Some things you must take for yourself. Read More...

The widow's mite

A lesson in value and perception. Read More...

Learning the code

Passwords aren’t just for computers and spies. Read More...

Out

Seeing what one wants to see makes empathy difficult. Or, why hiding never works. Read More...

Level

A challenged shop project illuminates the consequences of prejudice. Read More...

We Are

Sort of a carrot and stick analogy. Read More...

Save the last dance...

The mythic power of the prom--sort of. Read More...

Opposites detract

It’s not always either/or. Read More...

Perspectives

Some people fight so hard, they actually help the other side. Read More...

Take the 'A' Train

Thoughts on composer Billy Strayhorn. Read More...

More than Plumbing

Differences between men and women have nothing to do with Venus, Mars, or even asking for directions. Read More...

Invisible

The death of a stage legend illuminates an injustice. Read More...

The Spirit is...

Some thoughts on spirituality that lead to another water metaphor. Read More...

Gertie Stein Triumphant

A look at the life and influence of author, Gertrude Stein. Read More...

Ask the next question...

A reflection on author Theodore Sturgeon. Read More...