Category Archives: politics

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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two thumbs up from Pretty


Leylah Fernandez (l.) and Emma Raducanu at trophy ceremony (Tennis Canada)) The last grand slam tennis tournament for 2021 is in the history books, my friends, and I have to say I loved it! The US Open brings the grand … Continue reading

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us open: a time to remember, a time to look forward


On September 08, 2001 Venus Williams won the women’s singles championship of the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York City for the second straight year (and for the last time) by defeating her younger sister Serena. It was the … Continue reading

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time’s up: share the wealth


This is dedicated to all those who understand what laboring for “the Man” to line his pockets is all about. That Man in America has been getting wealthy while we work. Come on, Man. Time’s up: Share the Wealth. 2021 … Continue reading

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this is how Pretty rolls


Every three months for many years I have sent a small check from our joint account to the Animal Rescue Mission in Columbia. Pretty understands I have a macro overview of the world’s problems. Pretty, on the other hand, puts … Continue reading

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The Ides of August – Excerpts from an Essay by Sarah Chayes


I know far less about the US departure from Afghanistan than many people do; but I am curious, interested in learning. Last week I posted a column on Afghanistan written by Molly Ivins in October, 2001 as America began what … Continue reading

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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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