Category Archives: My Role Models

G is for Guilt

I think about a lot of things when I first start to wake up.  Something about that not asleep, not awake state brings up long forgotten memories.  Recently, I woke up thinking about something I’ve been feeling bad about since college. … Continue reading

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I am not a Republican. I do, however, like elephants.

I was raised a Presbyterian.  My mom said we started off Baptist, but switched at my father’s request.  She said at one time, he was very active in church.  I remember going every Sunday to church and Sunday School until … Continue reading

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The kind of man I strive to be…

I just got a “breaking news” tweet from Yahoo Sports.  Maurice “Mo” Cheeks was just fired as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons.  But this post is nothing about sports.  It’s about kindness, and compassion.  It’s about coming to the aid … Continue reading

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The Melon Collies

I’m really forcing myself to write something upbeat today.  I have a severe case of The Melon Collies today. When my brother and sisters were younger, my mother wasn’t happy with the names we called each other.  She hated that … Continue reading

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I never used to be afraid of dying

I never used to be afraid of dying, but now it’s about all I worry about. I was never a normal child.  I didn’t fear death, I didn’t understand people who shut down completely when someone they knew died.  I … Continue reading

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My problem with cleavage

When I worked at Blockbuster Video, a regular customer of mine came up to the counter to ask my opinion on two movies she was carrying.  She was a fetching woman who was still in her low-cut workout clothes from … Continue reading

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Things I learned from my father

Some of you may be under the impression that I didn’t like or love my father.  And I understand that, given the three posts I’ve written about him so far. Allow me to clear that up. I am honest about my … Continue reading

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My Father was a Bastard and a Dick

Yesterday, I told you about my father’s issue with infidelity.  Today, let’s dig a little deeper into the most influential male role model in my life. My father was a bastard and a dick.  Seriously. He was adopted.  He never … Continue reading

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My Father the rock

I have spoken briefly of my father when I was a little boy, he was my hero when I was older, not so much He was quick to anger, quick to hit, and once told my mother that he couldn’t … Continue reading

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My Great Aunt Willetta

While I was digging around my computer looking for the picture I used in the Halloween post, I came across this picture of my Great Aunt Willetta. She loved children, but she never married. I was told that she was … Continue reading

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