Category Archives: Racism Lives On

Not a Game Any Longer

What’s a twice-divorced fellow, who thinks that “third time’s charm” is nonsense, supposed to do on his fiftieth birthday? The answer was obvious – that long delayed first trip to Paris. Two weeks of kicking around Paris, solo, seemed like … Continue reading

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The Talk

Half of all marriages these days end in divorce, but that’s not a hard statistic. It may be higher for first marriages while second marriages seem to work out, or they don’t. There are many who marry only once, and … Continue reading

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Southern Cooking

It was one of those Fridays newsmen hate. All the big news had already happened, or would happen later. The Supreme Court had said they’d issue their rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 – settling most … Continue reading

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Strange Times Indeed

Every generation probably has this sense that they live in strange times indeed – what is happening around them is nothing like whatever happened before – everything is unprecedented. That was said a lot in the sixties, perhaps for good … Continue reading

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The True-Man Doctrine

Americans like their guns, and seem to like the idea that those guns frighten others, as that makes you free – no one can mess with you. They might get shot, dead. That’ll make them think twice. And everyone knows … Continue reading

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Racism and Nostalgia

Some people have no use for nostalgia and others can’t live without it – probably because their life peaked-out in their senior year in high school. It’s been all downhill since then – a bit of college, reluctantly settling for … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk

All guys dread hearing those words – we need to talk. Yep, you’ve obviously done something quite awful. Of course you don’t know what it is, so you do the quick panic-review of the last few hours, or the last … Continue reading

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