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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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Chapter 72: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 2

There is no wedding like a hometown wedding…. Back in the 1980’s, when most of my friends were trooping down to the altar, we had some moments that both solidified and threatened friendships that had existed for years. Since we … Continue reading

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Chapter 70: Lover Friends

And now, a trip back in time to Gay life in Peyton Place…. ________________________________________________________________ “I found me a hot lover friend!”  My friend Gary screamed this out one night as we passed him on “The Block” in front of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 68: Losing Lou on 42nd Street

I was walking down 42nd Street in New York City last week and I suddenly missed my Mother. That was strange, on so many levels. First of all, my Mother never went to New York.  She loved Musicals, but only … Continue reading

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Chapter 67: Snow Days

It’s snowing tonight in  the South. At least it is here in North Carolina where I live now… I know that doesn’t mean much to many people who live in places where snow is a common occurrence, but it is … Continue reading

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Chapter 66: Mad About the Boy

Everyone one should have one John Ashley in their life.  But only one… One is a voyage of youthful self-discovery, more than one is a sign of self-destruction and co-dependency setting you up for an awkward intervention by your friends….. … Continue reading

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Chapter 64: After The Fall

I’ve had a couple of glasses of wine… I had to…or this chapter would never been written…. If you want to be an honest blogger- or storyteller-the hard part is telling the truth even when it hurts.  Or when it … Continue reading

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Chapter 63: A Sense of Place

I just got home from home… First of all, you have to understand that home is a complex term for me.  It’s more a feeling than a place- or it’s more of a sense of a place…. I just spent … Continue reading

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Chapter 61: Bosom Buddies

My Best Friend had Heart Surgery this week… I don’t like to think of us as old enough to have to face these issues, but I guess we are… And “Best Friend” is a very inclusive, non-exclusive term for me…I … Continue reading

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Chapter 60: Look Away, Dixieland

Let me set the stage for the next few entries…. My college was Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  At the time I attended school there it was an all-male college. And for those of you with dirty minds, … Continue reading

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