Category Archives: Humor

hello, gorgeous – the memories, the music, the magic of Streisand


When Ellen DeGeneres introduced Barbra Streisand on her show a week before Christmas, I was a member of her mesmerized TV viewing audience… but felt something was slightly off kilter from the moment Barbra made her entrance. What was wrong, … Continue reading

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in life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with


in life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with (Hallmark Shoebox greeting card – courtesy Lisa Martin) I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions any more since I’ve realized I’ll never keep them. If you’re a … Continue reading

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who knew the 17th. Christmas was the charm?


The image I’ve used as the header for my blog during December this year is a picture that Number One Son took of his mother and me in our very first home at our very first Christmas together in December, … Continue reading

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missing baby Jesus update – the Red Man’s Christmas traditions


On Christmas Eve my thoughts return to the thrilling days of yesteryear when The Red Man ranted and raved his way through cyberspace for seven years from 2010 – 2016. Red was a rescued Welsh terrier that became my alter … Continue reading

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maybe if we don’t talk about them, they’ll just disappear


In March of this year, two months after the inauguration of the 45th. president of the Unites States, the Department of Health and Human Services dropped questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of elderly people (which … Continue reading

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the surprise Christmas visit: you raised me up


If I could travel through time today, I would have no interest in traveling forward. No, I would opt for backward time travel to make a surprise Christmas Eve visit with my family in my hometown of Richards, Texas in … Continue reading

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charly needs a break from news, fake or not


Can we please watch an Amazon original movie or Netflix movie or anything other than what I’m listening to on the news all day every day? lighten up…it’s the holidays Seriously? Stay tuned.

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The Rich Man, Middle Man, Poor Man Tax Reform Act of 2017


So both houses of Congress have now voted to pass their version of the Rich Man, Middle Man, Poor Man Tax Reform Act of 2017 in which the Rich Man becomes measurably (in gazillions) richer while the Poor Man, as … Continue reading

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I was this close


The Pulitzer Prize people called and said I was probably going to win their Nonfiction Prize for Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home this year but I had to be available for an interview and photo shoot … Continue reading

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the devil made me do it


Full disclosure: my granddaddy was a barber for 65 years. He had one chair in his very small shop in Richards, Texas, the tiny town where I grew up in the 1950s. For most of the time I can remember he … Continue reading

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