Category Archives: Humor

dear john or er… karen


Dear Second Lady Karen Pence, News flash: 800,000 employees of our federal government are working without a paycheck on this the 26th. day of a shutdown perpetrated by your husband and his boss; yet you have now found employment teaching art at Immanuel … Continue reading

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the emperor’s new shutdown


A vain emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two weavers who promise him they will make him the best suit of clothes. The weavers are con-men who convince the emperor they are using a fine fabric … Continue reading

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new nanny in DC – Mary Poppins she is not


Bervin was here first thing this morning as he had promised when he called me earlier in the week to arrange a time to come over and take care of our yard for Pretty and me – a job he has held at all … Continue reading

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’twas three nights before Christmas


‘Twas three nights before Christmas, when all through the land many creatures were stirring, going home to their clan. Their bags were all packed, they were ready to ride when all of a sudden they sat down and cried. Oh … Continue reading

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’twas two weeks before Christmas…


…and all through the yard only Spike and I were stirring, Pretty and Charly were inside and warm. Pretty and I like to keep the pool open in the winter, but it has a much different look from summer fun Spike keeps me … Continue reading

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my mother reads from Deep in the Heart


“I love this book,” my eighty-three-year-old mother says, startling me awake from my nap with her words. I had drifted off while sitting in the dark blue recliner in her room in the memory care unit of the assisted living facility … Continue reading

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thanksgiving is relative


“The oak trees were alive with color in the midst of the evergreens. Bright red and yellow leaves catching the sunlight as Daddy and I walked through the brush. The smell of the pines was fresh and all around us. … Continue reading

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when I think of Oscar, I remember…


…a day in January, 2013 when I went with him, his mother Becky, his younger brothers Dwight and George on a personal field trip to the grounds surrounding the Montgomery County public library plus the Fernland Historical site near the library. Oscar, … Continue reading

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this girl had it going on…was she calling to Get Out the Vote?


was she making calls to Get Out the Vote? Actually, not really – this girl (me) was probably calling her office from a pay phone outside the tennis courts at the Family Circle Tennis Tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina … Continue reading

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be woke! go vote!


 “Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents: the basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future and that of your community, the involvement and … Continue reading

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