Category Archives: photography

Daddy and his dogs


Lordy, Lordy – my daddy loved his dogs. Daddy with his bird dog in his lap, his open Bible on the table,  and his hunting gun leaning in the background The first and last memories of my daddy always include … Continue reading

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road trippin’


To say my mom and I had a complicated connection is an understatement. What I am grateful for, however, is that neither of us ever gave up on the other; and occasionally we set aside our differences, however briefly, to … Continue reading

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Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home (Happy Pride!)


In June, 2017 I shared my excitement about the upcoming publication of Southern Perspectives – the cover was all I had back then – but I could see the finish line of a very long journey. Two years later I am … Continue reading

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forever faithful – woman’s best friend


Charly has found her spot for my recovery Greetings and salutations from Cardinal Drive in West Columbia, South Carolina, to all my friends and neighbors in real life and cyberspace, too. For those of you who are keeping count with … Continue reading

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easter birthdays, shanghai, champagne and family


My birthday this year is on Easter Sunday, April the 21st. I was born on an Easter Sunday in 1946 and my birthday has been on Easter Sunday one other time in 1957 when I was eleven years old. Get … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: BABY GIRL OTW!


Pretty Two and Number One Son – Pretty Three? Pretty hears the Big News – and is thrilled! Pretty was with our good friend Brenda this week when she found out we are having a granddaughter in October – and … Continue reading

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junior class secretary in 1963? seriously?


I would like to say this was photo shopped by my friend James Ray Couser from West Columbia, Texas  when I saw it on his Facebook page today, but I pulled out my 1963 Gusher yearbook and there it was… … Continue reading

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sheroes on sheroes: Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Shirley Chisholm


Much has been said about the new look of Congress as the halls of our nation’s highest legislative chambers began to swarm with new members who were  sworn in and trying to find their offices during the first week of … Continue reading

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wonder women – southern style (part II)


A politician/philanthropist from Faith, North Carolina who settled in Charleston; an attorney who moved to Columbia from Key West, Florida; a midlands YWCA executive director from Detroit, Michigan — three women whose different, yet similar, stories were chronicled in Southern … Continue reading

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wonder women – southern style (Part I)


Don’t get me wrong. The men whose stories were included in Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home are just as important as these women I celebrate today, but it is Women’s History Month after all. As I wrote … Continue reading

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