I’ve been a dog, a cat, a southern belle…

I’ve been a dog, a cat, a southern belle…

In the words of Reba McEntire: “Who I am is who I want to be.” A work in progress, I’m happy living in between who I used to be and who I may yet become. It’s important to learn to like yourself, to accept that core that is as God created it, because until you’re comfortable in your own skin you won’t be truly happy. My name used to be Douglas Eugene Tennant, but pardons to my mother, I never liked that first and middle name. I married this year and took my husband’s last name, and discovered the legal process for changing any part of your name is all the same, so I figured I might as well make it something I like.

I’m an artist, a playwright, a child of God, a papa of girls. I am privileged to work in a studio with my husband and one of my dearest friends. I make music and theatre, too. And life is all about the colors, baby!

As I become fuller in years, I lean more (and more!) to the left. I recognize that conservatism is generally living in ways that will make other people happy and comfortable, and liberalism is listening to your own drummer, which is considered rude and selfish. That is not to say that there aren’t unhealthy extremes in any camp, but Jesus, a really great guy and the greatest example of humanity I’ve ever known, didn’t give a damn about offending someone’s sense of decorum when he lent a hand to the lepers, prostitutes, and poor. He loved God, loved people, didn’t care about what people wore on Sunday mornings. Good example to follow.

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