Category Archives: politics

beware the (fill-in-the-blank) immigrants


I collect words and quotes like some people collect antique automobiles, and recently I’ve been interested in American presidential quotes on specific topics like, for example, immigration. The American Immigration Center offers quotes from noted Americans on the topic of … Continue reading

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maybe if we don’t talk about them, they’ll just disappear


In March of this year, two months after the inauguration of the 45th. president of the Unites States, the Department of Health and Human Services dropped questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of elderly people (which … Continue reading

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sweet home Alabama!


Thank you to the people of Alabama for restoring my faith and hope in a life-long American dream of liberty and justice for all and for reminding me that Every Vote Counts. I especially want to thank the black women … Continue reading

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The Rich Man, Middle Man, Poor Man Tax Reform Act of 2017


So both houses of Congress have now voted to pass their version of the Rich Man, Middle Man, Poor Man Tax Reform Act of 2017 in which the Rich Man becomes measurably (in gazillions) richer while the Poor Man, as … Continue reading

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I was this close


The Pulitzer Prize people called and said I was probably going to win their Nonfiction Prize for Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home this year but I had to be available for an interview and photo shoot … Continue reading

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I just love the gays!


SOUTH CAROLINA PRIDE PARADE: LIGHT IT UP! Friday Night, October 20th. 7 – 11 p.m. on Main Street Pretty will be marching with the Rainbow Light Saber Brigade led by annual head cheerleader for the gay Pride celebrations Light Brigade … Continue reading

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the inconvenience of truth


Wildfires are raging out of control along the west coast bordering the Pacific Ocean in California as hurricanes formed in the Atlantic dumped unwanted, unprecedented amounts of rain on the Gulf Coast and east coast over the past few months. … Continue reading

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pledging allegiance – then and now


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I was six years old standing beside my worn … Continue reading

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to pill or not to pill – that is the question


Today I count pills to fill two small brightly colored plastic containers that are compartmentalized by the days of the week with the hope they will continue to help me manage the health of my life and not stealthily contribute … Continue reading

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Edie Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017)


One of my favorite heroes was a woman named Edie Windsor who died yesterday at the age of 88. I never had an opportunity to meet her personally, but I know what my family and my community owe her. She … Continue reading

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