Category Archives: politics

peace be unto you, namaste, shalom, toodle do


Truthfully, I have lost confidence in political surveys since the presidential election of 2016 here in the United States when almost no survey gave DT a snowball’s chance in hell of being elected. Hopelessly wrong, right? So let’s just say … Continue reading

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I stand with Emma – we call BS


We don’t get them back, y’all said Jennifer Hudson in the middle of her moving musical tribute at the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC today. Hudson sang The Times, They Are A-Changing with a DC choir backing her up and a … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou and Coach Dawn Staley – the power of personhood


American poet, author, civil rights activist Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) and Coach Dawn Staley, head basketball coach of the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team – what’s not to love and admire about these women in March or any other month? https://thedrabble.wordpress.com. … Continue reading

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talking guns with Texas columnist Molly Ivins


Although Molly Ivins was born in Monterrey, California in 1944, her family wasted no time in moving her as a young child to Texas where she grew up and  lived off and on for the rest of her life. I claim … Continue reading

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Harriet Hancock, Ed Madden, Alvin McEwen and Tom Summers – join us at Deckle Edge this weekend!


I am really thrilled to be with four other contributors to Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home this coming Saturday at the Deckle Edge Literary Festival in the Richland library in downtown Columbia. Harriet Hancock, Ed Madden, Alvin … Continue reading

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and still we wait


SEVENTEEN 17 I have nothing.

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hot off the presses: limited seating remains for Charleston event!


Greetings to all friends in cyberspace who will be in the Charleston area next Wednesday, the 7th. of February. The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Alliance for Full Acceptance headquartered in Charleston are sponsoring our panel … Continue reading

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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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