""Farewell Dear Friend" 

My dear friends and authors, it has been brought to my attention thatů J.T. Evergreen, passed away in February 2020. His editor, after not hearing from him in some time contacted the local Law Enforcement for a welfare check. Sorry to say he was informed of J.T's death.

J.T. was not only a great author but a wonderful dear friend to all who knew him.

Please say a prayer in the church, synagogue, or temple of your choice, for this dear man. 

We will truly and deeply miss him until we can join with him once again. 

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May God Bless and keep him!

R.I.P.

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An Unlikely Angel

Mini Story

And Then There Was One

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At Long Last-Love

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Autumn Affair

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Blind Date

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Blue Moon

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Brothers

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Christmas Dinner 1973

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Come Fly With Me

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Commitment

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Do Not Call This Number

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Donna Mae and Donne

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Father Mario and Dane

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Goodbye

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Grandma Rose

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Hooked

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I Wanna Be a Rockette

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Le Danseur sans Amour

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Love

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May and December

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May I Cut In?

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Michelangelo and David

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Mr. Sandman

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My Love Affair With Father Tomas McTavish

Mini Story

My Nine Year Date

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Night and Day

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Off Broadway

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Once Upon a Time at 30,000 Feet

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SLAP! A Love Story

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Stormy Weather

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The Arrest

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The Christmas Card 

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The Christmas Carousel

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The Devil and Mr. Jones

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The Devil Wore Pink Tights

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The Dinner Party

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The Elevator Priest

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The Italian Call Boy

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The Gigolo

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The Moon Was Blue

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The One Who Almost Got Away

Stage Play

The Priest Who Never Was

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The Spangler Affaire

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The Telemarketer

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The Trunk

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The Vicar

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We Need to Talk ... NOW

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When I Fall in Love

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With This Ring I Thee Wed

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Wrong Number

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OCCUPATION - Retired from the grind. Reflecting on successes, failures, and regrets. Exploring new aspects of self, writing that book/film which will get me an Oscar, staying out of trouble - well, small amounts of trouble are ok. Bringing joy into people's lives with random acts of kindness - the ones who aren't expecting it are the best. Cheering up check-out clerks at WalMart - God Almighty, what a crappy job.

ABOUT ME - Alone in blessed singleness. Wicked sense of humor, enjoy my own company, glad I'm not young any longer. I do miss the intimacy of being in love. Enjoy the possibilities of every moment, an imagination that won't quite, a master weaver - give away everything I make, excellent portrait painter, a national treasure - though no one else agrees with me, a good listener, intuitive, a good conversationalist, avoid boredom and boring people at all costs - that's a career all by itself.

INTERESTS - Intelligent conversation: hard to come by these days, metaphysics, mysticism, my pups - Charlie, Max, and Bailey, seeing the funny side of life, going to Macy's at Christmas time - kicking Santa and punching an Elf. If I had a singing voice, which I don't, I would sing all of the time, wherever I was - even in WalMart. Wouldn't that be enchanting? When I receive the Oscar for the book/film I'm writing, I will have some baritone sing On A Clear Day, and I will lip sync his voice. It will wow the audience.

PUBLICATIONS - With All My Love, Stepping Stones to God, I'm Gay Mother - Get Over it, The Olde Book Shoppe, Naked Before God, The Italian Call Boy, The Silence of Healing, Death of a Pope, The Best Short Stories Ever, and My Love Affair with Father Tomas McTavish. Haven't begun the next project, but I will. I get choked up when I re-read some of my sentimental stories. I'm told that's a sign of being a good writer.

LOVES - Color and lots of it, strawberry jam, hiking up Yosemite Falls, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, sourdough bread, only made in San Francisco. Hearst Castle, Big Sur, sea air, Adams peanut butter, chocolate milk, rainy days, canaries singing, chocolate chip cookies my mother made, Greek yogurt with honey - oh, yum I become very cranky when the store shelves are empty of this aphrodisiac . Laughter. I make it a point of doing this many times a day.

HATES - Stupidity, insensitivity, bad table manners - come on, how difficult is it to hold a fork properly - it's not a shovel for God's sake. Snow, ice, slush, freeway traffic, lima beans - what was God thinking, sleepless nights, people who are late, texting - it's a cop-out, alcohol, red meat,

FAVORITE BOOKS - The Spiritual Journey of Joel S. Goldsmith, How to Win Friends and Influence People - I collect this book and give them to people I hate - there's a waiting list.

FAVORITE MUSIC - Ahmad Jamal - Country Tour - the absolute best jazz - never tire of it. Someone Waits for You - Carly Simons, Helen Kane singing Button Up Your Overcoat and I Want to Be Bad - I relate to the lyrics. And the Tenor who sang Springtime for Hitler in the Zero Mostel version of The Producers. No one seems to know who he is. What a voice.

FAVORITE FILMS - Witness for the Prosecution, It Could Happen to You, Maltese Falcon, Inherit the Wind, 12 Angry Men, Harold and Maude, Murder on the Orient Express, Hope and Glory, Sorry Wrong Number, Speed, Practical Magic, Apollo 13, Where the Red Fern Grows, The original Producers - touch me, hold me - Estelle was terrific, and Zero - what can I say.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS - I don't watch TV any more, but when I did . . . 2-1/2 men - when it was good. Everybody loves Raymond - some great writers; best sight gags


FAVORITE QUOTES - Lord Chesterfield: "Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable." The saddest words of tongue or pen are these - It might have been - indeed they are. If you want to make a success out of old age, you better start now: my mother when I was 15. On a clear day, you really can see forever - you just have to look. I may be rancid butter, but I'm on your side of the bread. Inherit the Wind.

FAMILY - A father who was emotionally absent, a mother who provided all the necessities of life and nothing more. An older brother who is a classic socio-psychopath and made my childhood a misery. I hide from everything just to survive. My right of passage came when I was 18 and joined the Naval Air Reserves. In boot camp I hid in the back row the first day, and guess whose name they called to be the Company Commander - me. But it was the best thing that could have happened and I bless that moment. I had to lead those 50 plus men and boys for 90 days. The night of graduation we drilled in front of the audience and it was perfect. The guys carried me from the hangar in triumph. I came out of the shadows that summer and never went back. I'm a louse when it comes to cleaning house, too many other more enjoyable things to do.

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it."
Omar Khayyam

Me at    78                                18          

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