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Oh my! What if homosexuals were allowed to marry?

Oh my! What if homosexuals were allowed to marry?

This was my response to someone’s post about homosexuals being denied the right to marriage. I’m heterosexual myself, but I don’t see why the sexuality of another person should be any of my concern. But but but if homosexuals were allowed to be married the gates of hell would open up and the demons of the devil would pour out from the underworld and enslave us all forever. The only thing standing in the way of complete doom for all…

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A bad day

A bad day

When I was in my twenties, I was washing a glass by using a washcloth. I stuffed my hand into the glass and swished it around until it was clean. That evening the glass shattered and cut into my little finger, all the way to the bone. Blood spurt out in a beautiful arc over three feet into the room. In fact, there was a LOT of blood. I had cut an artery. I grabbed some paper towels and stuffed…

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Prejudice

Prejudice

This was a post I made in response to a post on facebook. OK, I’ll chime in my two cents here. I am white. I was raised by parents and family members that taught me that blacks were somehow “different” and inferior, but in a non-specific way. Blacks had rights and such, but they were expected to stay in their own areas. I remember wondering why the freeways in San Bernardino all had the offramps and onramps on the left…

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What I expected from life

What I expected from life

We sure do live in a fantastic era. The world has changed in ways I would never have predicted, and I have changed as well. Some of the events I would never had predicted when I was a child include: a. The fall of the Berlin wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union b. A black man becoming president and a woman becoming Secretary of State. c. PCs becoming so common that it’s hard to imagine life without one….

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Living on the Bright side of life and fears to be conquered

Living on the Bright side of life and fears to be conquered

Years ago I saw a Monty Python movie called The Life of Brian. A friend of mine, a Monty Python¬†affectionado, said I “had to see it” because it was one of the best movies ever made. He said it was so funny he didn’t stop laughing from the opening scene until long after he left the theater. The movie is funny, in a very uneven, Monty Python way. The ending jingle, a song called “Look at the Bright side of…

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My friend Vernon

My friend Vernon

A couple of days ago I learned that a good friend, Vernon, moved on to a new life. The news hit me hard; Today I spent some time thinking about him and his impact on my life. There are many people who have entered my life and made a difference. Sooz and Adam Reid taught me that it is possible to be outlandish and outgoing without horrible consequences, negating one of the lessons drilled into me by my parents when…

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The phoenix and the dragon

The phoenix and the dragon

Some of you have asked why I have a phoenix tattoo on one arm and a dragon on the other… The last time I communicated with my parents they told me I was “lucky” to have a good job, to have friends, and to be where I am. What a degradation that was! I was not a happy child. I spent most of my young years trying to be small, to stay hidden and out of sight, hoping against hope…

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