Monthly Archives: September 2016

Texas Beer Joints – and the Undecided


When I was a little tomboy growing up in southeast Texas, I had dreams of one day – sometime somewhere – being able to go to a beer joint. My family was Southern Baptist and the very mention of an … Continue reading

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The 400-Pound Hacker in the Room


Donald Trump on our national security in the debate tonight: “Hackers could be anybody sitting on their beds weighing 400 pounds.” Whaaaaaaat? What did you say? What does that even mean? Donald Trump on foreign affairs: “I haven’t given lots … Continue reading

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a letter to my grandparents


Dear Ma and Pa, It is Sunday afternoon in the first week of autumn in South Carolina, and I am thinking of you and the visits we used to have on Sundays. I can see you both standing on the … Continue reading

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Yikes! The Presidential Debates are Coming! RUDE – Call Security!


The campaign slogan for one of the Presidential candidates in the debate that night was It’s experience that counts to which the other candidate responded  I’m not satisfied with the way things are… I think we can do a better job. … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa – Let Drew James Come Over


I don’t know about your situation, but I already have several well-documented (see my memoirs) relationship failures that had D-i-s-a-s-t-e-r written all over them before I ever willingly waded into the eye of a hurricane.  When I look back on … Continue reading

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Okay – So Here’s The Deal


OMG, the US Open ended Sunday after two weeks of intensive and extensive TV coverage that demanded my attention from sun- up to sundown every day. Beyond the obvious “live” matches that were fantastic, I had to get the late-night  commentary … Continue reading

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P.S. Stan the Man


Stan Wawrinka won the 2016 Men’s Final at the US Open today in four sets after losing the first set in a tie-breaker. He appeared to get stronger each set as the match continued for nearly four hours. At 31 … Continue reading

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Closer to the End Than the Beginning


During his interview with the ESPN team following a four-set victory over Kei Nishikori in the men’s semi-finals of the 2016 US Open tennis tournament, Stan Wawrinka was asked if he had an explanation for his winning ways in recent … Continue reading

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Happy Pride Day! Observations from a Street Corner


Happy Pride Day! Today was an unbelievably gorgeous South Carolina day following the drenching rains from Hurricane Hermine yesterday…only white clouds floating in the sky above us and lots of sunshine for the 2016 Pride Parade in downtown Columbia.  Teresa … Continue reading

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I’m Thinking of a 4-Letter Word that Rhymes with Fall…


Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother … Continue reading

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