Category Archives: Lesbian Literary

Afghanistan: US Having Two Debates by Molly Ivins (October 17, 2001)


As the twenty-year anniversary of 09/11 approaches and as the US makes a chaotic messy devastating departure from Afghanistan, I struggle to connect two events I’ve witnessed with my own eyes. Maya Angelou’s poem On the Pulse of Morning offered … Continue reading

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when maya angelou speaks, I listen


On the Pulse of Morning Maya Angelou – 1928-2014 A Rock, A River, A TreeHosts to species long since departed,Marked the mastodon,The dinosaur, who left dried tokensOf their sojourn hereOn our planet floor,Any broad alarm of their hastening doomIs lost in … Continue reading

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Answer: 300 Million Dollars a Day (from the archives)


On October 27, 2011 I published the following post. I’m no foreign policy expert or even wonk, but I am devastated by the disastrous unraveling of order – the chaos that is Afghanistan as the United States leaves a country … Continue reading

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Back to School! Back to School?


Ella James says, Keep us safe “New, more contagious variants of the coronavirus are causing transmission and hospitalization rates to spike across the country as more than 50 million children head back to school, scuttling well-laid plans by school districts … Continue reading

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no justice rolling down – or up – for Breonna Taylor


A makeshift memorial in downtown Louisville, Ky., for Breonna Taylor in September 2020. Taylor was killed March 13, 2020 in her home during a botched narcotics raid carried out by Louisville police. Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (from … Continue reading

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which little girl had the most fun at the zoo?


Yesterday was hot – not Phoenix, Arizona hot – but a typical summer day in Columbia, South Carolina that was hot with high humidity. What better time for Pretty and me to take our 22-month-old granddaughter to the zoo, right? … Continue reading

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Pretty quoted Poe – that was a shocker


Once upon a time long ago and far away – but not too far away – I was in hot pursuit of Pretty who was clearly out of my lesbian league. In an attempt to impress her with my heat … Continue reading

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how could I skip when I was two and seventy


Three years ago I published these reflections (with pictures) a week before my 72nd. birthday. I don’t know why, but I thought they deserved a second read. We’ll see what you think? ************************* I had a very sweet Happy Birthday … Continue reading

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in case you missed these amazing Olympians


(from Forbes Business online August 05, 2021) “There Are More Openly LGBTQ+ Olympians At Tokyo 2020 Than All Other Games Combined… BIG NUMBER: 182. That’s at least how many openly LGBTQ+ athletes there are competing at the Tokyo 2020 Games, according to Outsports. … Continue reading

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Unrelated: Olympics and Bee Stings


Haiku #1 The final athletes Stand on podium, tears flow As they hear anthem. The Haiku is a Japanese poetic form dating back to the 17th. century; as we near the end of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in … Continue reading

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