Make My Community More Better

Today is July 4, 2020. I feel obliged to write this italicized section, but skip it if you have a mind to. I wrote this essay for my home town paper, The Covington News, where I have been a monthly columnist since 2015. It has been on their desks for two publishing...

Mr. Buggy Man

Published in The Covington News – April 11,2020     As it is with many of us, I am trying to navigate my way through this quarantine-economy. This is the period of social distancing but I have always been in the social gathering business. Yes, I put all my...

Praying at Facebook

August 7, 2019 Hypothesis: More people pray when scrolling through Facebook than in church. Here is a bit of observational comedy I have tried to say from stage, but has fallen flat: “The number of friends you have on Facebook is directly proportional to how...

A Wedding, Some Funerals

A WeddingThere’s really only one thing I miss about the 1980s: I could dress real fine, for real cheap.That’s when I lived in Orlando (when I was selling out to a mouse). I did some of my shopping at a thrift store on the North Orange Blossom Trail. There I...

The Importance of “My Bad”

Every honest, thinking person knows that there is a difference between what is simply legal and what is right, what is good and what is that which you can-get-away-with.   I remember being in the fourth grade and attending high school basketball games. (Everybody...

Race and “Good Taste”

Not long ago I was offered a gig at The [ Withholding the Large Virginia Town’s Name Here ]  Arts and Culture Center.   After responding with the thank-you-for-inviting-me email, I went to the center’s website to see what the place was like. There I...

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