Monthly Archives: April 2017

no Thank You Notes this year, instead…


My friend Linda texted me to please not send a thank you note to her for her gifts this year because we are family – no notes necessary. I had to laugh when I read the text because of my … Continue reading

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…and this is my wife Pretty…


Today is April 24th., and it is the 1st. year anniversary of our legal marriage. This anniversary seems like a Michael Reames icing on a cake or a Dick Hubbard pineapple fried pie which he has now managed to make … Continue reading

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When I Was One and Twenty (with apologies to A.E. Housman)


When I was One and Twenty (With apologies to A.E. Housman) When I was one and twenty, My world was make-believe. A play directed by others I felt compelled to please.   But now I’m one and seventy, The play … Continue reading

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Ministers of Happiness


Today is Easter Sunday, and I tried very hard to come up with an Easter recollection to complement my deep reservoir of Thanksgiving memories which flow from me like rivers to oceans or even my Christmas memories which aren’t quite … Continue reading

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My Bad? You’re Fired!


I have a soft spot in my psyche for the underdog – the one who is unlikely to win an argument, sporting event, contest, campaign, cause – anything that requires taking a side. I perennially support the one with the … Continue reading

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Experience the Power of a G.I.R.L.!


Sunday afternoon, the 9th. of April, 2017 was an absolutely gorgeous spring day in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The weather was perfect with temperatures in the mid 70s and cloudless blue skies. It was a great day to be outdoors … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow


“Hey, Dorothy? What’s up?” “I’m off to see the Man in the White House because I’m lost and can’t find my Auntie Michele,” said Dorothy. “Do I know you?” “Yeah, you know me. I’m Silas Crow. I sit on the … Continue reading

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SOUTH CAROLINA: WHERE CHAMPIONS LIVE!


Sixty-four women’s basketball teams were invited to the NCAA Division I post-season tournament in 2017 in the annual ritual that is known as March Madness in the USA. But after two thrilling games in 16 different host cities around the … Continue reading

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Nodding Donkey Blues


Cocky was in the house today at the Nodding Donkey sports bar  Gamecock fans who are in Dallas for the women’s Final Four gathered late this afternoon at a local tavern called the Nodding Donkey to watch their men play … Continue reading

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Final Four Faces of Victory


Gamecock Women Win 72 – 63!! And THIS is the face of victory!! Pretty’s smile says it all Congratulations to Coach Dawn Staley and the entire Gamecock women’s basketball team for their amazing win tonight in the Final Four semi-finals! … Continue reading

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