Old Man, Talking

Old Man, Talking

The writing of Charles I. Letbetter, Ph. D.

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I have some bad news: You can’t go around wearing that robe all the time, and you really need to put something on underneath it. Not that we mind, you know, but no one here has...
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Where we pass the hatWhy do we KEEP asking for money? Because we keep having bills to be paid. They never seem to stop and even though we try to keep them as small as possible....
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I Don’t Have To Be Your Friend

As we grow older, our selection of friends becomes smaller, sometimes prompting us to question why we were friends in the first place. Read More "I Don’t Have To Be Your Friend"

I Forgot What I Came Here For

I don't always remember what I'm doing, why I'm in this room, or how things work. Memory is complicated. Losing it is frightening. Read More "I Forgot What I Came Here For"

Pride, Rainbows, Floods, and Gods

An anti-Pride meme sends the wrong message and completely misses the facts about rainbows, floods, and Pride. Read More "Pride, Rainbows, Floods, and Gods"

Running From the Hands of a Racist

Emotions are triggered when looking at my hands starts to remind me of a racist grandparent I never wanted to emulate. Read More "Running From the Hands of a Racist"

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I have some bad news: You can’t go around wearing that robe all the time, and you really need to put something on underneath it. Not that we mind, you know, but no one here has bail money if you get yourself arrested in public. And the children. Think of the children.

You also need to replace some of those glasses and mugs that keep wandering off every time you have guests over. That’s what happens when you’re such a gracious host.

And that rug. Geeze. You need one that really ties the room together.

We have all that and a few other things. Sure, you could get shirts and mugs and rugs and the local Flip-n-Spit, but no one else is going to have these designs and a dollar of every purchase helps us keep the lights on.

Take a look. Buy something. You may not really need anything, but it’s all cool stuff and you’re helping at the same time. Seriously, it’s a better investment in humanity than a lot of NGOs on the planet.

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By the way, all our product orders are fulfilled by the chill dudes at CafePress. We let them do all the heavy lifting because, let’s face it, man, we’re lazy. We also don’t have room for that much inventory. This is a nice place we live in, you know, but it’s a bit small what with me, the girlfriend, three kids, seven cats, and two big ol’ dogs. The folks at CafePress are cool.

I Don’t Have To Be Your Friend

As we grow older, our selection of friends becomes smaller, sometimes prompting us to question why we were friends in the first place. Read More "I Don’t Have To Be Your Friend"

I Forgot What I Came Here For

I don't always remember what I'm doing, why I'm in this room, or how things work. Memory is complicated. Losing it is frightening. Read More "I Forgot What I Came Here For"

Pride, Rainbows, Floods, and Gods

An anti-Pride meme sends the wrong message and completely misses the facts about rainbows, floods, and Pride. Read More "Pride, Rainbows, Floods, and Gods"

Running From the Hands of a Racist

Emotions are triggered when looking at my hands starts to remind me of a racist grandparent I never wanted to emulate. Read More "Running From the Hands of a Racist"

Ending One Life To Search For Another

Ending the one thing for which we've always been knowing, putting more than 35 years of experience on the shelf, was not an easy decision. Read More "Ending One Life To Search For Another"

A Disgrace of a Nation Disgraces The World

Another mass shooting. Another murder of an unarmed black child at the hands of police. The United States is a disgrace. What's next? Read More "A Disgrace of a Nation Disgraces The World"

Advent In A Pandemic

What in our future is worthy of anticipation? The following article was first published November 29 on Facebook Today is the first Sunday of Advent in the Christian tradition. Around the world, churches are lighting candles, hanging the green, and enduring bad versions of Magnificat. Secularly, it marks the beginning …

We’re Not Getting Enough Sleep And It’s Killing Us

[Annoying copy reminding people I need to eat at least once a week. Either buy something or drop us some cash.] An editorial reminder that links in this article appear bold and italicized. We don’t color or underline them. Please, click the links. Our personal health depends on learning how …

Name Calling Aside, Saving The Planet Requires Being Radical

Rhetoric is irrelevant; climate change now threatens everything, eliminating the opportunity for a measured response. Note: I realize that since we’ve spent 20 weeks with the novel there haven’t been a large number of links in what we’ve written. Our links are not underlined or colored, they’re bold italic. When …

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Why do we KEEP asking for money? Because we keep having bills to be paid. They never seem to stop and even though we try to keep them as small as possible. Your donation goes a long ways toward keeping us solvent.

If you're a frequent reader, you are also likely aware that Charles is planning to go back to school soon and that's definitely not cheap. Like, to the tune of about $1,400 per credit hour, plus transportation and fees. Being old makes it less likely that financial aid will cover many of the expenses. Your donations can help make those efforts possible. Think of it as our own version of a Go-Fund-Me.

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