Loverboy

Turn Me Loose

1981 was a big year for me. That was the year I graduated from college, started my second career, and finally began settling into that “family guy” role I’d been dreaming of for nearly a decade. But this “transitional phase” was anything but a smooth one… All of which left me feeling just a tad stressed out and scrambling for ways to feel more in control of over where all this was headed…

Happy Birthday Dad…

My father was born on this day, August 12, 1898. Today would have been his 115th birthday. I thought his birthday was worth mentioning this year because I am now the same age he was, 57, when I was born back in 1955. I’ve been thinking about what I’d say for weeks, and, even as I begin, I’m still not sure what to say…

Radical Honesty – The Heart Of The Storm…

Don’t get me wrong. I really appreciate that people got one part of what I was trying to say with that post. But when I ended it with:

“Self-censorship is one thing. After all, not all thoughts are worth voicing. But self-censorship out of fear? Well that’s a whole different thing…”

I was referring to myself just as much as I was to women suffering in a male dominated world.

I’ve Got Worries, Worries On My Mind!

I’ve got worries, worries on my mind, Lord. Ever since you left me, baby, I’ve got peace of mind. Now she’s gone, Lord, I’ve got ramblin’ on my mind. Marshall Tucker Band – “Ramblin” In times like these, with so many of us struggling to make ends meet, those of us living on “fixed” incomes…

A WTF Monday!

Have you ever been just minding your own business, not hurting anyone or anything, and then out of the blue you find yourself under attack from forces outside your reach and beyond your control? Well that’s what my day has been like today. Hell, as you know, the entire past week has pretty much sucked…

Is My PC Killing Me?

It appears that my big I’m BAAAAACK! announcement was a bit premature, as I found myself in agony once again not long after I posted it. And, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m almost certain now that it was the time and effort I spent putting that post together that caused my…

Romancing The Phone…

These days, when so many of us communicate regularly online with people we may never actually meet in person, it’s easy for us to forget that there was a time when such relationships were a very rare thing indeed. Oh sure, many people had “pen pal” type relationships through the mail, many of which I…

Nothing Ever Goes As Planned…

I had the strangest dream last night. My first memories from it were of me wandering the halls of this huge, otherworldly, low-income housing project looking for a patient I’d been assigned to do a “wellness” check on. Yes, you read that right. The old “urban hermit,” whose own borderline agoraphobia practically prevents him from…