Superstitious? Not Me!

“The Interview” I interviewed Brandon Ellrich as we were eating lunch at a nearby cafe. I asked him a question regarding superstitions. Are you superstitious? “Of course not. That’s just silly.” What are you doing? “Eating my lunch.” No, I mean…with the salt. You threw it over your shoulder. “Oh, that’s just something you do.”Continue reading “Superstitious? Not Me!”

Just Look At Yourself!

Just Look At Yourself! Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years? Mostly in mirrors, I think. Perhaps the occasional window, pool, or other body of water. Mirrors are much clearer, though. I don’t consider myself a photogenic person. I look in the mirror and I think, “Eh…good enough.” Then, I’ll take a selfie and lookContinue reading “Just Look At Yourself!”

Camping With a City Girl

A Harrowing Tale of Survival Camping With a City Girl What was that? I don’t know. There’s something out there. Probably. What is it? I don’t know… A raccoon, maybe. An opossum. (*Howling*) Are those dogs? No, coyotes. Coyotes?! (*Howling continues*) It sounds like a lot of them. They can make it sound like it’sContinue reading “Camping With a City Girl”

Would You Like Chocolate or Cheese on Your Cheerios?

A Breakfast Poem A Breakfast Poem “Would you like chocolate or cheese on your Cheerios?”Asked a server in a serious voice.It seemed like a crazy question;Who would make either choice? “I’ll have milk,” I said with hesitation;My brain was a little foggy.“But put it on the side,” I added;I didn’t want them to get soggy.Continue reading “Would You Like Chocolate or Cheese on Your Cheerios?”

Blind Dates

In some cases, it would’ve been better if I had been truly blind Blind Dates Several years ago, I was friends with a Southern Baptist preacher and his wife. This was before I came out. We played cards on the weekends and they were nice enough people, though the preacher was pretty much bipolar. TheyContinue reading “Blind Dates”


Everyone shifted uncomfortably in their seats. Each one tried to think of something to talk about besides the obvious. Why was Karl invited, anyway? They were all thinking it, but no one was willing to express it. Christian tried to cross his legs, but when there wasn’t room to do so, he put his footContinue reading “Crowded”

Dinner Party

No one wanted to attend the soiree, yet curiosity compelled them to make an appearance. Regret gnawed at some of them, but it was too late to back out. Sitting around the room of antique furniture and ornate decor, everyone was uncomfortable; that is, everyone but the host. Vlad seemed very much at ease havingContinue reading “Dinner Party”

Joy and Henry – A “Sweet” Story

“Who’s song is this?” Joy asked as she walked into the kitchen. “M&M’S,” he replied. Joy looked sympathetically at her husband poring over their bills splayed out on the kitchen table. How many are unpaid?” she asked. “Mounds,” he replied. “We really need a payday, bar none.” “That would be a lifesaver,” she said. “WhatContinue reading “Joy and Henry – A “Sweet” Story”