Category Archives: sports

going for gold in an inferno of sand in Tokyo while America burns and Europe floods


Pretty follows the Olympics as faithfully as I do the tennis majors; therefore, I also follow the Olympics which apparently are being carried on at least a gazillion channels in U-verse land without an adequate GPS to locate your destination. … Continue reading

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from black magic vaccines to Wimbledon wizardry


Pretty knows I will be grumpy next week because today the two week tennis odyssey known as Wimbledon climaxed with the men’s championship match which pitted 25 year old Italian Matteo Berrettini in his first career slam final against five … Continue reading

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unfinished business: a man of letters


In the summer of 2018 I published eleven stories focused on letters written during WWII by my father to my mother, his mother and others. I ended the series with the assurance that I had other letters written by my … Continue reading

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March Madness: The Pay Gap is Madness


The Equal Pay Today Campaign is a project of Equal Rights Advocates which is a collaboration of national, regional and state-based women’s legal advocacy and worker justice groups in the US whose mission is to “eradicate the long-standing gender wage … Continue reading

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images of change – pandemic style


Pretty and me at SEC tournament – March, 2021 Our spirits were high as we drove away from the SEC women’s basketball tournament in Greenville, South Carolina on March 08, 2020. Pretty and I were riding with our gay boys … Continue reading

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if the answer is a bridge too far, the question is what is a welcome diversion?


The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming – down under to the 2021 Australian Open Tennis Tournament that began with high hopes for real live fans in the stands but now those stands have been emptied for a five … Continue reading

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dear Santa, send boxing gloves


Before you ask yourself whether you’ve read this story before, I can say possibly – it’s a seasonal favorite of mine. ********************* “Dear Santa Claus, how are you? I am fine. I have been pretty good this year. Please bring … 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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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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