Oh well…(The Glass REALLY is half full)

Last week I went for a run.  It had been way too long since the last one…almost a week.  I thought about berating myself for waiting so long.  Oh well…instead I laced up my Asics, grabbed the doorknob, and left the chastisement inside. Outside I was greeted with a light but constant wind, a drizzle of…

Todd My Cousin

Tickling the Boundaries of Trouble I am thankful for the memories….. 2013 has been a bugger of a year for me! Four people who once shared my life have been enveloped by the dubious wonder of death and no longer walk this earth. Wednesday, November 6th, Todd Alexander Doughtie my first cousin was the fourth…

Who REALLY Killed the Cat?

Who REALLY killed the cat? Did curiosity REALLY kill the cat?  Was it colonel Mustard in Library with the dreaded wrench or Ms. Scarlet in the parlor with a rope?  And so the murder mystery begins!   Remember the old Parker Brothers game, CLUE?   Next to Monopoly, it was one of my favorite games.  I could…

Gay Christians…Is It Possible?

On Religion…and Coming Out Corinne and I are reading the book, “21 Ways to Finding Peace and Happiness.” As many of you know we work opposite shifts so we each read the same snippet during our respective times off and then journal our thoughts and ideas in the same composition book. It feels good to…

As American As Apple Pie

As American As Apple Pie  Today I peeled six diverse apples, cored them and thinly sliced the flesh.  Diversity is quite important to me and so when I whipped up an apple pie today it consisted of Fuji, red and yellow delicious and a lovely pink lady stripped and thrown into the mix.  Lest you…

Big Britches!

Big Britches Today I chose my skinny black pants.  My daughter and I had Thanksgiving plans and as I readied myself for the event I contemplated the britches I stepped in one foot at a time.   Have you ever been told you’re too big for your britches?   I remember hearing it thrown around once or…