Category Archives: Random

ships that don’t come in


“To those who stand on empty shores and spit against the wind and those who wait forever for ships that don’t come in.” Joe Diffie (d. 3-29-20) recorded these words written by Paul Nelson and Dave Gibson in 1992; I … Continue reading

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my new BFF Ellen


In November, 2013 when I first published this post I was struggling with losses so overwhelming I felt like a stranger in my own skin. If I had had a voice, that voice would have been the lone one crying … Continue reading

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she’s an eagle when she flies


On January 24, 2015 I wrote this post about female country music singer Dolly Parton – a woman I admire for more than just her music. During the intervening five years, Dolly and her cohort (of which I am one) … Continue reading

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maya angelou: a woman of substance and survival


This post is actually a combination of two I wrote in prior years on the life of one of my favorite writers, Maya Angelou.  The first was written on the day of her death in May, 2014, the second on … Continue reading

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valor above and beyond the call of duty


I posted this originally on November 11, 2015 for Veterans Day  – I think it’s equally appropriate for Women’s History month in 2020. Be prepared. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor awarded for “personal acts of valor … Continue reading

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lessons in survival: the unsinkable Violet Jessop


Twenty-four-year-old Violet Jessop, the daughter of Irish immigrants who lived in Argentina when she was born in 1887, worked as a steward on board RMS Olympic, the largest civilian luxury liner of its day,  when it collided with the British … Continue reading

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STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY: CELEBRATING MARCH MADNESS!


I’ve never had any doubt about the different strengths of the women in my life, but it sure has been fun watching a team of young women who have proven their physical strength, endurance,  and mental toughness to the many … Continue reading

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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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