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- Sleepless in Seattle – Part 1 (from Not Quite the Same)
- Sheila Gets a Shave (from Deep in the Heart)
- find your happy place
- memory makers over Memorial Day
- I will be missing you, Tina Turner
- Calling All Lesbians – Time to Speak Out!
- Nana, is your birthday over yet?
- Prologue to I’ll Call It Like I See It Revisited
- Economics 101 Revisited
- Epilogue For Deep in the Heart Revisited
- and then there were these Mother’s Day Moments in 2023
- making fudge with my mother
- if not us, who? if not now, when?
- guns over children? american carnage
- the eyes of texas – and the rest of the world – are upon you
Flannery O'Connor answered the mystery for me of why I write?
I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.
Category Archives: Lesbian Literary
USA TODAY 2023 Women of the Year South Carolina Honoree: Dawn Staley
Quannah Chasinghorse. Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano. Goldie Hawn. Maura Healey. Nicole Mann. Monica Munoz Martinez. Michelle Obama. Sandra Day O’Connor. Sheryl Lee Ralph. Grace Young. USA Women’s Soccer Team. Women of the 118th. Congress. Who are these women, and what do … Continue reading
Posted in Lesbian Literary, Life, Personal, racism, Random, Reflections, sexism, Slice of Life, sports, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged basketball hall of fame coach vivian stringer, cheyney university, coach dawn staley, ga, Gamecock women's basketball, goldie hawn, grace young, maura healey, michelle obama, monica munoz martinez, nicole mann, quannah chasinghorse, roberta bobbi cordano, sandra day o'connor, sheryl lee ralph, south carolina honoree for 2023 usa today women of the year project, sweet 16 in greenville region, usa today women of the year in 2023, usa women's soccer team, women of the 118th congress, yolanda laney 4 Comments
everything, everywhere all at once – Cardinal style
the two OG cats post Carport Kitty neighbor cat visits regularly Charly getting white hair, too – but still always at my side Carl’s life is as blurry as this picture with loss of hearing, vision – but his smell … Continue reading
why I called it like I see it – yes, but are you still lazy?
Six-year-old Finn came inside the house from the pool and ran dripping wet past me on his way to the kitchen to get a bag of chips. I was sitting in my antiquated deep blue velvety cloth recliner in the … Continue reading
Posted in Lesbian Literary, Life, Personal, Random, Reflections, Slice of Life, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged calling it like we see it, comfy recliners for old people, generosity of friends, laziness, life expectancy, quality of life issues for the elderly, relevance for the elderly, unfiltered conversation with six year old Finn 10 Comments
the good name of John Lewis, American patriot
I no longer have to imagine a world without John Lewis as I did when I originally published this piece in July, 2020 – because I have now lived in that world in real time for almost three years. I … Continue reading
mind over memory
Groundbreaking research is currently being conducted in the medical field on treatment programs including new medicines for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011 when I wrote this piece and published it for the first time, Pretty and I had become … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day murder at local grocery store called senseless
“Unfortunately, this is a situation where tempers flared, and someone let anger get the best of them,” Irmo Police Chief Robert Dale said. “One rash decision has impacted the lives of two families and countless others who witnessed this tragic … Continue reading
Posted in family life, Lesbian Literary, Life, Personal, politics, Random, Reflections, Slice of Life, The Way Life Is, The Way Life Should Be Tagged concealed weapon permit, gun violence a fixture in American life, mass murder at Michigan State University, molly ivins on guns, number of guns in united states, one woman killed in parking lot of grocery store in Irmo SC, open carry, senseless killings, Valentine's Day murder 11 Comments
waiting on the next thing smoking
“Her legacy will be cherished by her five daughters, two sons, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, three nieces and a host of great-nieces, nephews, relatives and friends,” was part of the commentary on the life of a Black woman whose celebration … Continue reading
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
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