Category Archives: politics

Father Goose Rhymes I Just Made Up


  (Image theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.com.) There was in old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread, Then whipped them all soundly and put them … Continue reading

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A Declaration of Independence – July, 1848


In July, 1848 seventy-two years after the original Declaration of Independence was ratified and signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. A group of approximately 300 women and men gathered to … Continue reading

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Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home


Coming this December – a Must Read! Read the intimate personal essays of 21 native or adopted South Carolinians who contributed significantly to the organizing of the queer community in our state from the AIDS crisis in 1984 to marriage … Continue reading

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We Will Not Let Hate Win


This week marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre of  49 members of the lgbtq community in Orlando at the Pulse night club. We all remember and will stand with the people of Orlando who refuse to allow this tragedy … Continue reading

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Impasse


Webster’s Everyday Thesaurus has these words for impasse: deadlock, stalemate, blind alley, bottleneck…dead end, dilemma, predicament, quandary, standstill, standoff. This past week I had a heavy dose of impasse which intermingled with my increasing preoccupation about the American Civil War. I … Continue reading

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WONDROUS WOMAN!


Pretty and I went to the movies last night with our Yankee Quartet friends (2 from New York and 2 from Boston) to see Wonder Woman. Pretty was exhausted from her ongoing hard work clearing out Casa de Canterbury where … Continue reading

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America First?


Once upon a time in the summer of 2017 a Big Bad American Wolf huffed and puffed with self-importance. And the Big Bad American Wolf said to the rest of the World, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow … Continue reading

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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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