My up-toing here is pretty simple. I’m quickly growing into an old man. I’m sometimes cantankerous and sometimes pretty funny. Most people have a hard time figuring out which is which. I simply want a place to write some stuff that will give my friends and – I hope – some other folks a chance to laugh or marvel at my weird ways of thinking. I’m a retired college English writing/critical thinking prof, and still a musician (organist) and over-the-hill gay man (by most gay men’s standards that happens when you’re about 40, but I missed it at that time) who’s just trying to find a way to live out my days in this freaky world.