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Sometimes I write, because I'm frustrated, or because something tickles me, or just for the hell of it.

One thing that frustrates me these days (the Spring of 2004) is the folks who think that same-sex marriage constitutes some sort of threat to the institution. Here's a dialog on marriage written for those folk's benefit.

One of the main frustrations of anyone flying these days is, well, flying. Here are a few comments on the experience.

If Restaurants Were Like Airlines, Part Un et Part Deux,

If Flight Attendants Told the Truth, and,

not to ignore train travel, If Amtrak Was a Snack Bar.

You might also be interested in a toast that I offered on the occasion of my parent's sixtieth wedding anniversary in August 2000, especially if you are a Texan.

Every year (well, almost every year) since 1897, I've sent out an Impersonal Christmas Form Letter with my Christmas Cards. You can read them all here.

In a more serious vein, I've occupied the pulpit of the Community Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio on more than one occasion, and some of what I have to say is available in their sermon archive. Most of them won't make any sense whatsoever out of context, but here they are, just the same.

In the Spring of 2005, a group of us formed a Toastmasters club at church. Early on, we decided that the best way to get to be a club was to join an existing club. As it turned out, an existing club, Northwest Toastmasters of San Antonio, was looking for a home, and our church fit the bill. I'm now a member of Northwest Toastmasters. My speeches are posted here.