Category Archives: Reflections

William “Bill” Chester Powell (April 26, 1947 – May 25, 2017)


My cousin Bill died yesterday following a battle with his own body for almost eight years. He was 70 years old. I spoke with his mother Eloise this morning about my admiration for the courage Bill had displayed throughout his … Continue reading

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Never Let Go of Your Baby


Cra-zy days, la, la, la…for me and you…we remain in a topsy-turvy state at Casita de Cardinal as we try to settle in. Three days of rain have thrown Charly and Spike for a loop as they boycott the outdoors. I … Continue reading

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Aunt Selma’s funnies


In 2007 Pretty and I had to make a life-changing decision for my mother Selma because she was unable to make decisions for herself anymore. Like many other Baby Boomers, I was responsible for my mother’s care; I moved her … Continue reading

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home is where the horseshoes hang


horseshoes moved in with Pride getting ready for summer in South Carolina I’m so thirsty… hey, can you drink this stuff? I’ll give it a whirl… OMG, that water was n-a-s-t-y “The Calla Lilies are in bloom…” Does anyone remember … Continue reading

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you’re a liar and the truth ain’t in you


Whew. Moving requires much more focus and energy than I remembered. It’s like trying to fill this all-consuming time capsule with the horrible transition stories just waiting to be buried in the back yard and dug up in two years … Continue reading

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…and this is my wife Pretty…


Today is April 24th., and it is the 1st. year anniversary of our legal marriage. This anniversary seems like a Michael Reames icing on a cake or a Dick Hubbard pineapple fried pie which he has now managed to make … Continue reading

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When I Was One and Twenty (with apologies to A.E. Housman)


When I was One and Twenty (With apologies to A.E. Housman) When I was one and twenty, My world was make-believe. A play directed by others I felt compelled to please.   But now I’m one and seventy, The play … Continue reading

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Ministers of Happiness


Today is Easter Sunday, and I tried very hard to come up with an Easter recollection to complement my deep reservoir of Thanksgiving memories which flow from me like rivers to oceans or even my Christmas memories which aren’t quite … Continue reading

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My Bad? You’re Fired!


I have a soft spot in my psyche for the underdog – the one who is unlikely to win an argument, sporting event, contest, campaign, cause – anything that requires taking a side. I perennially support the one with the … Continue reading

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Experience the Power of a G.I.R.L.!


Sunday afternoon, the 9th. of April, 2017 was an absolutely gorgeous spring day in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The weather was perfect with temperatures in the mid 70s and cloudless blue skies. It was a great day to be outdoors … Continue reading

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