Author Archives: F. Theresa Gillard

F. Theresa Gillard characterizes herself as a Black—not an African American; born/raised in South Carolina; currently residing in New England; never married; no children. Her day benefits-gets-her-bills-paid-job: a Director at a university in Boston. She proclaims herself to be a passionate never-gets-around-to-it writer who is a Rap-House Music/Cheeze-It junkie. What she writes is who she is—meaning she is a take-it-or-leave-it, yes-or-no, with-no-maybe-or-possibly person: basically, she feels it all comes down to that initial “F.” Email Theresa: StatusQuoMinus@WeeklyHubris.com

The Late, Great Xerxes, aka Come-On & Cat-Ass

“My heart was broken again recently with the passing of my Xerxes. I lost him to kidney failure. Xerxes, a Balinese cat, was a gift. I got him when he was around eight weeks old. He looked like a scrawny stick of a cat with a pointy, rat-like snout. He was gorgeous to me. He […]

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The Blue Of John’s Daddy’s Truck

“John’s Daddy was a firm believer in the afterlife. It was all that kept him going. There had to be some reason, some make-up for all of the bullshit that life threw at you. Why some assholes lived to be 90 and the most angelic people died horrible deaths at seemingly the threshold of their […]

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An Eye For An Eye & A Beer For A Boor: At Fenway Park

“For those of you who have not had the pleasure of experiencing Fenway Park, the place is very intimate in the grand scheme of our nation’s great baseball stadiums. You can literally look around from your seat and point out people of color. And, this is very easy to do at Fenway, since not too […]

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From the Front of the Effing Bus

Status: Quo Minus by F. Theresa Gillard Author’s Note: This column is being re-run due to popular demand. BOSTON Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—2/27/12—Recently, an extreme level of coldness settled into my essence. It has nothing to do with the endless snow that we’ve been getting. The frigid catalyst? I was referred to (by whom, it doesn’t matter) […]

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Ridin’ The ‘T’

Status: Quo Minus by F. Theresa Gillard Author’s Note: This column is being re-run for my beloved critic, Shelly. BOSTON Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—1/23/12—For all the right, practical reasons, I ride the ‘T.’ The ‘T’ is Boston’s answer to mass transit. Within is my inferno. I drive 25 miles to participate in this coordinated hysteria. I pay […]

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Love Thy Neighbor

Status: Quo Minus by F. Theresa Gillard BOSTON Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—12/26/11—You guys must be so tired of hearing about my housing escapades but, I tell you, it just keeps getting better. Seriously, I couldn’t make this stuff up. So, come to find out the lady downstairs is a wee bit beyond insane. Nothing strange about that. […]

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Searching

Status: Quo Minus by F. Theresa Gillard Searching In this blizzard of so called snow We search for reasons to know Ice and fire we try mixing We freeze and burn dreadfully slow. We only talk missing it all. You have another—wife she’s called Why, not once but twice, answered ice No, to say yes […]

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What’s Under The House?

Status: Quo Minus by F. Theresa Gillard Here’s a nice little tidbit for a quick summer read. I dug this one out especially for Jennifer Morrison, simmering down there in North Carolina. Stay cool! BOSTON Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—8/1/11—There is something under the house. At various times, night and day it makes monster sounds. When it rains, […]

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“An Eye For An Eye & A Beer For A Boor”

Status: Quo Minus by F. Theresa Gillard Editor’s Note: This 2010 column by “F. Theresa” was just too good not to post again this year. BOSTON  Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—7/18/11— Some of you may remember that I promised to share the story of my truly existential afternoon at Fenway Park. So, here goes . . . All […]

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Moving In & Moving On: Theresa Signs Yet Another Lease

Status: Quo Minus Moving In & Moving On: Theresa Signs Yet Another Lease by F. Theresa Gillard BOSTON Massachusetts—(Weekly Hubris)—5/30/11—I am moving yet again. Heaven forbid I stay in a rental for more than a year. I’m beginning to believe that what my aunt says about me is true. She believes that I have a […]

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