Category Archives: family life

cool at the zoo


Collins is in town and wants to go to the zoo, I texted Pretty yesterday afternoon; they’ve invited us to bring Ella and Molly to go with them. Collins is the five year old granddaughter of our good friends Francie … Continue reading

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Molly, Molly, how do I love thee?


Happy Birthday to our granddaughter Molly Iris who is now one year old! (maternal grandmother Gigi laughs at Molly’s first cake experience) visiting pup Riley happy to make the party – but what’s up with no cake? Molly and her … Continue reading

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prejudice by any other name is still prejudice


Last night I had a conversation with my cousin Gaylen (son of Ray) who lives near the area demolished by a large tornado that swept south of Houston, Texas yesterday. Thankfully Gaylen and his family escaped damage, but I was … Continue reading

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a man of letters (8) – combat! January, 1945


In the summer of 2018, I published a series of letters my dad wrote during his life. I hadn’t read them since then, but sometimes the war in Europe jars my memories to an earlier war known as World War … Continue reading

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never play this game after midnight


If you only had two words to describe me, what would they be? I asked Pretty night before last when we were in bed and both still awake after midnight. The Australian Open began this week – the first Grand … Continue reading

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it’s a simple matter of justice – remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


1993 March on Washington for LGBTQ Equality Thirty years ago this April I marched with the South Carolina delegation in the 1993 March on Washington. It was a life-changing experience not only for me but for hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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weekend specials popular at the Cardinal Cat Cafe


excuse me, I’m new here, but are the specials usually this popular? ********************* Yes, they’re as popular as popcorn at the Gator Bowl. our three year old granddaughter Ella at her first football game!

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the hideout – revisited on Friday the 13th., 2023


On Friday the 13th. of July, 2018, I posted this piece. Time passes, moments are fleeting, but these thoughts hang around while the wind blows a winter’s chill that moves the tall naked sticks that once were trees outside my … Continue reading

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Cardinal Cat Cafe


“Hey, come look in the carport. You have a visitor – it’s a new cat I don’t recognize, and it’s sitting next to the food bowls. Come see if this cat is one of your regulars at the Cat Cafe,” … Continue reading

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human frailty, mendacity, and George Santos – plus pink boxing gloves


“We all want life to be simple and our relationships to be enchanted, and then along comes human frailty. Before we know it, all will be lost,” said postmistress Dorcas Lane to Minnie her maid in one of my favorite … Continue reading

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