Category Archives: photography

a belated Happy Pride!


photo from Scott Brown’s FB This past weekend was SC Pride for 2021 – the annual march was Friday night, Festival on Saturday, and recovery yesterday. Although Pretty and I weren’t able to participate in the festivities, we were thrilled … Continue reading

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my paternal grandmother’s legacy was hilarious O.G.


my grandmother Ma’s birthday was today October 23, 1903 (d. May 28, 1983) My paternal grandmother I called Ma is the beaming woman second from the left in the middle row. That smile was directed at one of her grandchildren … Continue reading

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boo at the zoo, are we there yet? not yet


My friend Dick Hubbard who has been my most faithful reader since the days of the OG Red Man (the rescued Welsh terrier that became my alter ego in Red’s Rants and Raves) called me after my last post to … Continue reading

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dreamers shipwrecked in Galveston in 1868


“We were eleven weeks on the ocean [leaving Bremen in the Province of Hanover, Germany on the Bark ship Fortuna for Texas] and when we were right near Galveston, the ship ran on a sand bar. We stayed there all … Continue reading

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ain’t no slide steps high enough


Our granddaughter Ella James will be two years old this week on Friday, October 1st. so Pretty and I decided last night we would have a zoo day today to celebrate her day off from school (Jewish high holiday). It … Continue reading

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lesbian jungle


Vintage Paperback & Pulp Fiction Cover Art – 1966 “I don’t know why, but of all the girls I’ve had in my life, Renna has always been different … special … but I’m afraid things will never be the same … Continue reading

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is new Stop Sign a sign for me?


We have a new Stop Sign one block from our house on Cardinal Drive in West Columbia. Now why would our sleepy Westover Acres neighborhood require a new traffic warning, I wondered. Does this have a deeper meaning for me? … 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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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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Imagine. Dream. Believe. Always.


Backpack, pink summer shoes, water bottle, today’s art work and daily report…our granddaughter Ella’s accessories for summer camp today. Imagine. Dream. Believe. Always.  (I wonder how many Olympians had a version of this mantra when they were children?)    “Tube, … Continue reading

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