Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chapter 36: Why the South Votes Republican

I’ve thought a lot about this over the last few days as we head to another election.  For Progressive’s like me, it’s forecast to be a rough one who’s results may lead us backward as opposed to foreward. And, once … Continue reading

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Chapter 35: Life with the FFV’s

I haven’t spoken much about my Father’s family.  Mainly, because I didn’t know them nearly as well as my Mother’s family.  Most of them lived in Richmond and were Rushes, not Michaels. My Father was the product of what was … Continue reading

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Chapter 34: The Following People Are Going to Hell

Now I don’t even believe in Hell, but I do find the idea comforting at times. I like to think there is some sort of divine retribution for those who commit truly heinous acts against their fellowman- or their tastes … Continue reading

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Chapter 33: My Advice on Relationships

I thought I might share some of my thoughts on relationships.  I’m going to try to keep this at a PG-13 level and this advice is not intended for novices.  I did not settle down until I was in my … Continue reading

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Chapter 32: How “Great Rooms” Have Undermined Western Civilization

Great Rooms have undermined the very fabric of civilization.  When I made my list of people going to hell, I can’t believe I forgot to include the person who invented “Great Rooms”. For generations, we understood that one behaves in … Continue reading

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Chapter 31: Life with Granny

I know I have single-handedly destroyed the stereotype that all Gay Men adore their Mothers.  But I did adored my Grandmother and my Aunt Goldie.  I am far from a misogynist. I’ll write about Goldie later, but let me talk … Continue reading

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Chapter 30: Travels with the Exotic Dancer

That got your attention, didn’t it?  I know I’m not the type of person one normally expects to be traveling the country with an exotic dancer, but that’s what I love about travel.  It breaks us out of our bubbles. … Continue reading

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Chapter 29: The Modern Southern Gentleman

I will start this post by admitting I know I am sometimes viewed as an anachronism. I was born, raised and educated to be a Gentleman.  That was a primary part of my life education from Birth to about age … Continue reading

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Chapter 28: Kotex and Funeral Pies

As I said before, my Mother really could not- or would not- cook. She always blamed my Grandmother.  She said she never bothered to teach her.  Or she blamed my Aunt Goldie, who she said stopped my Grandmother from teaching … Continue reading

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Chapter 27: Babies on Board

Back in the 1980’s, I was aware a cultural tsunami was occurring.  There were signs every where, but mainly hanging in the back of  these new fangled things called “mini-vans” that really frightened me. These signs said:  “Baby on Board”. … Continue reading

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