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Chapter 83: Comrades in Arms

It seems every generation has their wars; some are just more obvious than others. I’ve been reading a biography of the poet Siegfried Sassoon and studying the British “War Poets” of the First World War.  Stories of young men struggling … Continue reading

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Chapter 79: Old Acquaintances

One of the great things about this blog and being on Facebook has been connecting with old friends.  And learning which people are truly “friends” and which are “acquaintances.” There are people I barely know or still have never met, … Continue reading

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Chapter 78: Reclaiming the VEQ

There has been an off and on effort in the Gay Community for years to reclaim certain derogatory terminology and make it acceptable to the Gay Community. The first and foremost example of this is the word “Faggot”.  Larry Kramer … Continue reading

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Chapter 76: The Taj-MaTitty

I’m fascinated by the Taj-MaTitty and I don’t quite know why… The Taj-MaTitty is what I call one of our local “adult establishments” that I drive by every time I go to Costco.  It’s a big pink and white building … Continue reading

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Chapter 75: The Lessons of Scarlett O’Hara and Maggie the Cat

No one ever understood Southern sexual politics better than Tennessee Williams.  But given the time in which he produced his work, some points had to be made subtlety and  obliquely…and much can be read into his work and that’s a … Continue reading

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Chapter 74: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 4

My sister’s reception was at the “Last Capital of the Confederacy.”  The Sutherlin Manson in Danville, Virginia. Since we weren’t members of the Golf Club and neither my Mother or Sister were members of the Wednesday Club, options were limited. … Continue reading

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Chapter 73: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 3

As many weddings as I had been a part of, nothing prepared me for it all hitting home with my sister’s wedding.  It’s as “up close and personal” as I’ll probably ever be with one of these great, big weddings…. … Continue reading

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