About Emory Black

Work Break Emory BlackEmory Black, a graduate of a private liberal arts college, has worked and written his way across four continents in various business and government operations. A teller of stories and a mentor to many, Emory now lives in the desert Southwest of the USA with his faithful jack rabbit chasing dog, Pugsi, and surrounded by loving friends.

A person once wrote that Emory “sallied forth fearlessly” as he prowled the planet.  Unknown to everyone, he harbored one fear that wouldn’t go away in his search for some elusive pot of gold, sometimes wearing dirty boots, sometimes dressed in a tux, ever delving into places sordid or serene.

He knew death by losing friends, and knew life by living it; but his exploits in the world left one place fearful and undiscovered: what lay inside himself.


Oh I’ve been to Nice and the isle of Greece
Where I sipped champagne on a yacht
I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed ‘em what I’ve got I’ve been undressed by kings and I’ve seen some things That a (man) ain’t s’posed to see  I’ve been to paradise, but I’ve never been to me.”
From “I’ve Never Been to Me”, sung by Charlene Oliver.

Thanks, Charlene, for your voice and another message to this guy who found that “straight” is an unhappy place to be when you’re Gay at heart.

Emory Black