Pretty with Ella outside Colonial Life Arena – January, 2022
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- Alize Cornet, the frenchwoman who (finally) connected!
- wintry mix, or snow as we call it in South Carolina
- MLK Day in 2022
- how is Bully Cat like Novax Djokovic?
- Spike, our Texas cur dog who needs a pack
- in case you missed it – yesterday was January 6th.
- famous last words: no need to take my phone
- where to? what next?
- fa la la la la – say what?
- dear Santa, send boxing gloves
- once upon a time there was a calico cat
- Hail to the Chief!
- it was just a matter of time for Carport Kitty
- The Rest of the Story
- the 37th. time is the charm: vivid memory of Peng Shuai
what is home?
Home is not a story.
It is the way you tell a story.
Sometimes it is the way you tell a different story -
different from the one you were told.- - Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden
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