Category Archives: Random

remembering The Red Man (December, 2000 – February 22, 2016)


The good news is the Angel Band played, Big Dawg Bernard came to The Middle to announce promotions and this time when the roll was called up yonder The Red Man’s name was on it. He made it to the … Continue reading

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celebrating Black History Month with Pearl


In the tiny Sears Roebuck kit house I grew up in, boundaries were both invisible and highly visible. The home was owned by my maternal grandmother and shared with two of my mother’s adult brothers in addition to my daddy, … Continue reading

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this year really is 19


Nineteen, I argued with Pretty last year, when we were out with our friends Francie and Nekki having dinner to celebrate our anniversary date: February 09th. Pretty shook her head so I persisted with well, we got together February 09, … Continue reading

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boys and girls together


Finn, Oscar, Dwight, George – these are the names of the most important men in my life for the last nine years. I know for sure the number of years because Finn turned nine years old in November, Dwight will … Continue reading

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if these are the last days, we better have cash according to Pretty


Last night Pretty and I were watching who’s the greatest of all time on Jeopardy, bemoaning the fact that neither of us will ever make a million dollars answering questions which we might be able to think of the answers … Continue reading

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pretty in fine form for new year’s day


‘Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house two creatures are stirring, and neither’s a mouse. Only Spike and I are up so far, and in all fairness we’re probably not even stirring – more staring than stirring. … Continue reading

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gold, frankincense and myrrh with a 21st century twist


I’m a basic Bah, Humbug Christmas person and have been for years.   I’m not clinically depressed during the holiday season, but neither am I joyful.  I resist the pressure to shop ‘til I drop, but that isn’t limited to a … Continue reading

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a hard candy Christmas


I’ll be just fine and dandy, Lord it’s like a hard candy Christmas. I’m barely getting through tomorrow, but still I won’t let sorrow bring me way down. ——  Carol Hall lyrics from the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in … Continue reading

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a little spanish mixed with a little bit of yankee and a lot of midwest


Pretty and I (along with the rest of the world) watched the final episode of Season Two of Big Little Lies this past week which reminded me of a story I wrote that became a chapter of I’ll Call It … Continue reading

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nobody says it better than Serena


This past Tuesday night I spoke at Chris Maw’s monthly social Words and Wine which brings authors and readers together in an informal setting for food, wine, and friendly interaction. My thanks to a friend of many moons, Fred Quattlebaum … Continue reading

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