This one’s a salute to my neighbor Bill. He was glad I arrived, because I doubled the minority population in three blocks (he’s Jewish).

But the source of the line happened when I was talking on the phone with a cow-orker in Louisiana. Her supervisor had just come to Dallas to visit us, and was trying to tell her I was black without saying I was black. All he could get out was that I was… different.

Oh, and they never really did forgive Bill about being Jewish, nor for marrying the Hispanish chick.