Category Archives: sexism

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: these are his stories, these are his songs


“The church is the oldest, the most continuous and most important institution ever created by the African American people.” — Henry Louis Gates, Jr. told Jeffrey Brown of PBS in an interview about his new four hour two-part documentary The … Continue reading

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Down a Rabbit Hole Through the Looking Glass


Found your pilot. Died in 1956. Earl Matthew Quigg of Hokenbaqua, Pennsylvania. Born in 1930. Air force. Married. Died on Sept. 17 at 3:15 pm of crushing injuries and conflagration, .7 miles south of Richards, Texas in open pasture. Thanks … Continue reading

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yep – this is who we are


The images flashing across the television screen this week were appalling but compelling. I couldn’t look away, even when I didn’t want to see, much less believe, what was happening in my nation’s capitol. An estimated 10,000 of mostly white … Continue reading

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cross over the bridge


In June, 2015 two separate events captured the attention of not only the United States but also countries on other continents. Yes, indeed. We were part of the good, the bad and the very ugly. I wrote this piece the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! Clearance!


my books I have signed new copies available of several nonfiction titles of mine that will make great holiday gifts for yourself or someone you love: Get ’em while they’re not hot for $5. each plus shipping cost of $3.99. You … Continue reading

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the essence of giving thanks


“The oak trees were alive with color in the midst of the evergreens. Bright red and yellow leaves catching the sunlight as Daddy and I walked through the brush on this Thanksgiving morning. The smell of the pines was fresh … Continue reading

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beware the ides of ancestry


His appearance wasn’t what attracted the seventeen-year old girl to the older itinerant preacher in his mid-twenties, but the powerful sermons he delivered in the Methodist church she attended in her home town of Greensboro, Georgia made him seem like … Continue reading

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I’ll drink to them


Our granddaughter Ella James toasts  President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris today while Pretty scrolls Twitter for election updates (and Alexa shuffles music by The Chicks) ******************************* Stay safe, stay sane, and please stay tuned. Happiness is not … Continue reading

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This is the Time


“We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet.” ——— Congressman John Lewis Neither freezing temperatures nor sweltering … Continue reading

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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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