Category Archives: politics

William “Bill” Chester Powell (April 26, 1947 – May 25, 2017)


My cousin Bill died yesterday following a battle with his own body for almost eight years. He was 70 years old. I spoke with his mother Eloise this morning about my admiration for the courage Bill had displayed throughout his … Continue reading

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you’re a liar and the truth ain’t in you


Whew. Moving requires much more focus and energy than I remembered. It’s like trying to fill this all-consuming time capsule with the horrible transition stories just waiting to be buried in the back yard and dug up in two years … Continue reading

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My Bad? You’re Fired!


I have a soft spot in my psyche for the underdog – the one who is unlikely to win an argument, sporting event, contest, campaign, cause – anything that requires taking a side. I perennially support the one with the … Continue reading

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Experience the Power of a G.I.R.L.!


Sunday afternoon, the 9th. of April, 2017 was an absolutely gorgeous spring day in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The weather was perfect with temperatures in the mid 70s and cloudless blue skies. It was a great day to be outdoors … Continue reading

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Kellyanne’s New Chief of Staff Resigns!


Breaking News – latest tweet from Top Dog: “Fake News from msnbc and cnn – WRONG DOG pic – that’s Spike!” Spike has never won anything In an interview with the real news Fox News, Kellyanne Conway revealed she had … Continue reading

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Despite Countless Warnings, I…


…browsed through the AOL news this morning. I know, I know. My friend Dick Hubbard is shaking his head in dismay if he is reading this right now. “Please don’t read the AOL news,” he’s warned me over and over … Continue reading

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Dear Edie Windsor


Dear Edie Windsor, Today is the 13th. day of the new regime in the oval office that is apparently now the cesspool from whence both tweets and executive orders spew forth with reckless abandon and no regard for the rights … Continue reading

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Wham Bam! Thank you, Ma’am! Fired Up – Ready to Go!


Ok, so I know I promised to avoid politics this week, but hey, the week is almost over and it’s hard to ignore the Women’s March taking place in Washington, D.C. and across the USA with overflows in Europe and … Continue reading

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I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto the Hills – A Final Farewell to the Obama Presidency


Last night Pretty and I watched and listened to President Barack Obama as he delivered his final address to the nation, and I confess we both shed tears during the speech. I feel a deep sense of personal loss today … Continue reading

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Road Trip Detours


Two possibilities exist to explain how any road trip from Auburn, Alabama to Gainesville, Florida passes through the tiny (pop. 683) town of Plains, Georgia: (a) you are way lost or (b) you really want to go there. For Pretty … Continue reading

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