Category Archives: The Way Life Is

families first


No justice, no peace. No Donald, no Mike. Just Joe and Kamala. Four years ago I was overjoyed when the first woman of a major political party was nominated to be President of the United States. From Seneca to Selma … Continue reading

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you are out of your lane


“There will be a resistance to your ambition. There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane,’ because they are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what … Continue reading

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the woman that changed my musical life


From 2010 – 2014 Pretty and I were bi-stateual. For reasons involving my family, we bought a house on a picturesque street in a small town near the even smaller town where I grew up. We kept our home in … Continue reading

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when sorrows come, they come not single spies


“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”  (William Shakespeare – Hamlet) While we mourned the passing of Congressman John Lewis last week with the rest of the world via amazing coverage in the media, Pretty and … Continue reading

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nero fiddled while Rome burned, but who set the fire?


Summer of our Discontent There once was an emperor named Nero Who fiddled and called himself  Hero, His people complained, They held Nero to blame, But Nero set fire to their peepholes. **************** As paratrump (who knows who they really … Continue reading

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second chances anyone?


Back in the days when I played more golf than I should have, I learned about mulligans.    Mulligans are a variation of  second chances. If you hit a shot with your driver off the tee on any one hole … Continue reading

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the good name of John Lewis, American patriot


I cannot imagine a world without John Lewis. I knew him first as a Civil Rights activist in the 1960s when I was in college, but I’ve known him longest as a congressman from our neighboring state of Georgia who … Continue reading

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who has a secret?


I have a secret to tell you about the power of the vote,  but all you care about is pulling my hair. Oh, well. Maybe later. Pretty and I were talking about our nine months old granddaughter Ella James yesterday … Continue reading

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the horse you draw is the one you’ll ride


I originally published this post on December 28, 2013. While I had this conversation with one of my first cousins in Texas after Christmas six years ago, I found his words strangely spoke to me today as a spike in … Continue reading

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our community lost a fighter who was also a good friend


Nigel M Mahaffey, Jr. (August 07, 1959 – June 25, 2020) (photo from Linked In) The obituary for this friend began “Nigel loved life and was one of the most joyful people to grace this earth.” I couldn’t agree more. … Continue reading

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