Category Archives: Reflections

it’s going to be beautiful


Superlative in Chief is in the home stretch of his re-election campaign, and these final laps are going to be the greatest finish ever seen since the beginning of time, regardless of the outcome. If you don’t believe it, just … Continue reading

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grandmothers for a brighter future


Thirteen days until Election 2020 here in the USA, and of the countless texts, emails and snail mail from the candidates for the Senate in our home state of South Carolina, this piece that arrived at our home today is … Continue reading

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readings


Pardon another interruption from politics and the pandemic – this piece was originally published in August, 2011. For sure not a current event, but in this time of disconnection from family and friends, I needed a reminder of the feelings … Continue reading

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what a difference a year makes


October, 2019 two weeks old granddaughter Ella James stares at me  December, 2019 Pretty and I take granddaughter on her first trip up the road February, 2020 Pretty smiles at Baby Ella April, 2020 Ella, her Mama and her Aunt … Continue reading

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say her name: Breonna Taylor


The 2020 WNBA season consists of twelve teams living and playing together since July in the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for a shortened 22-game schedule followed by the traditional playoff series that began on September 15th. The bizarre season … Continue reading

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your protection has expired


I can’t make this up. The first words I saw when I opened my laptop last night to read about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were “your protection has expired.” Granted those words referred to my cyberspace security, … Continue reading

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black women called “Mayor” from sea to shining sea


A world wide pandemic from an attack by an unseen enemy known as Covid-19,  increasing public protests across the country led by Black Lives Matter against systemic racism in the criminal justice system and other institutions,  police brutality in the … Continue reading

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breaking news: interview with a Mushy Middler


My fake news interview with a Mushy Middler was first published here in August, 2017, one year after the US presidential election of 2016. With the 2020 election less than two months away, I wondered whether the mythical “mushy middle” … Continue reading

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Pride Day at the 2020 US Open!


The theme of this year’s 2020 US Open grand slam tennis tournament is Be Open. “When you keep an Open mind, great things can happen. In the game, and out in the world…Generations of tennis players have been inspired by … Continue reading

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this country doesn’t love us back


“There are other cases… of officers who seem to be ‘trigger happy.’ In a number of instances, Negroes have been shot, supposedly in self-defense, under circumstances indicating, at best, unsatisfactory police work…and at worst, a callous willingness to kill.” (Excerpt … Continue reading

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