Category Archives: The Way Life Is

MLK Day in 2022


“I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting. They won’t let the majority senators vote. … Continue reading

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how is Bully Cat like Novax Djokovic?


I wonder…hm…what similarities do they have… Number 1: Both BC and Novax disrespect their peers. Number 2: Both refuse to go home when politely asked to leave. Number 3: Both Novax and BC will share a tarnished legacy for their … Continue reading

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Spike, our Texas cur dog who needs a pack


When my cousin Martin saw Spike for the first time he said, “Sheila, that ain’t nothing but a cur dog. Plain as day.” That was in the spring of 2012, the year my two mothers died within two weeks of … Continue reading

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in case you missed it – yesterday was January 6th.


On January 06, 2021 I watched the desecration of my nation’s house, felt horrified and saddened beyond measure at a reality television show produced, directed, and starring the former president of the far from united states – a man who … Continue reading

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famous last words: no need to take my phone


I was lost. Not panicky yet, but on the verge. The reality hit me as forcefully as the rain that soaked my clothes, the cold winds that swirled around me. I stopped to remove my fogged glasses which made seeing … Continue reading

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where to? what next?


Time to say goodbye to the holidays for me – bah, humbug survives another season to rise like the phoenix for another new year. What’s ahead for 2022? I started the New Year much like I’d ended the Old Year … Continue reading

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fa la la la la – say what?


Fast away the old year passes fa la la la la, la la la la hail the new, ye lads and lasses! fa la la la la, la la la la I’m a little late for decking the halls with … 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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once upon a time there was a calico cat


Once upon a time there was a thin elderly calico cat with a limp that showed up in the carport of Pretty and her wife who lived on Cardinal Drive. Pretty could never resist a stray cat, neglected dog or … Continue reading

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Hail to the Chief!


(A/P photo/Carolyn Kaster) When the Fort Jackson military band played the first notes of “Hail to the Chief” indicating the entrance of President Joe Biden to the Smith Hammond Middleton Memorial Center at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg this … Continue reading

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