Category Archives: racism

Grade for Republicans in Midterms: D


Dobbs + Deniers + Donald = Defeat Pretty, who follows political predictors via Twitter, kept telling me all weekend that the Dems were going to maintain control of the Senate but I couldn’t breathe a sigh of relief until I … Continue reading

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gimme a break – no, seriously – time out?


The mid term elections are in the past now, but my nerves continue to jingle jangle like the spurs on my boots used to do as I anxiously await outcomes. I find myself turning to movies of questionable taste on … Continue reading

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the ONE thing you’ve got going: your ONE vote – Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005)


In 1968 Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress; she served in the House of Representatives from 1969 – 1983. In 1972 she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination … Continue reading

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what do Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlisle, Lizzo and Selena Gomez have to do with the 2022 mid-term elections?


Oh well, gosh, golly. Now that you mention it – nothing, unless you count the one vote thing in the upcoming elections on November 8th. Each one of these American singers has one vote in the election which is now … Continue reading

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Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)


A 22 year old woman named Mahsa Amini died on September 16th. in a hospital in Tehran, Iran while in the custody of the Guidance Patrol a/k/a the morality police who arrested her three days before for a violation involving … Continue reading

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yesterday and today juxtaposed


One of my favorite quotes as a septuagenarian is “we must have old memories and young hopes.” Catchy, right? Sigh. I have a revision. Check it out: we must have new memories and reclaim old hopes. Yesterday’s new memories with … Continue reading

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Serena Wins!


Jumping for joy following her win, Serena Williams flashes the multi-million dollar smile toward the stands overflowing with fans who are thrilled to have tickets to witness the historic match. US Open 2022 at Ashe Stadium in New York City? … Continue reading

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Dimples, Butch, Buttercup, Sissy… Sissy?


Whenever someone asks me what I’m writing, I feel a fleeting twinge of guilty laziness for saying I continue to blog – no new book of essays, no great American novel, no legacy book for my granddaughters. This is me … Continue reading

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from antiques to basketball via the Seminole Trail


US highway 29 a/k/a Seminole Trail in parts of Virginia – antiques galore for Pretty to explore Pretty and me leaving Jefferson’s Monticello (photo by Susan Moore-Cooke) Pretty in DC at Old Ebbitt Grill established in 1856 While Pretty collects … Continue reading

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you’re not allowed


AP photo Rally at South Carolina State House in Columbia June 28, 2022 As Yogi Berra once said, it was deja vu all over again. As I stood with my sisters on the lobby floor, I looked straight up to … Continue reading

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