Tag Archives: Gamecock women’s basketball

leaving moon behind, but you’re still on my mind


Well, it’s Old Blue Monday my paternal grandmother Ma began her weekly letters to me while she sat on her little Singer sewing machine stool in front of the large window that gave her a view of her backyard. That … Continue reading

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going home


As the wheels of our jet plane touched down last Wednesday the 23rd. of February on our runway at the Houston Intercontinental Airport, Pretty shared the news that Texas governor Greg Abbott had sent a letter to the Department of … 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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train up a child in the way she should go…


and when she is old, she will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 or something like that) Or in our house, it’s more like bring up the little girl as a University of South Carolina Gamecock fan and, hopefully, she’s … Continue reading

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the race is on


Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) with former Vice President Biden at annual fish fry in Columbia June 19, 2019 Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images True political confession time. I voted for Pete Buttigieg in the South Carolina presidential primary this past Saturday, leap … Continue reading

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starting 2020 with a spectacle or two


The Kansas City Chiefs scored three touchdowns in the last five minutes of the game to surprise the San Francisco 49ers and win the Super Bowl last night. Congratulations to the team, Coach Andy Reid, and all those Chiefs fans … Continue reading

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good luck to A’ja Wilson in WNBA draft!


Coach Dawn Staley is ready to erect a statue honoring Gamecock women’s basketball All-Everything and All-That Wizard of the Hoops A’ja Wilson, and I say let’s put that marble statue smack dab in the front of the Colonial Life Arena asap. … Continue reading

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I was this close


The Pulitzer Prize people called and said I was probably going to win their Nonfiction Prize for Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home this year but I had to be available for an interview and photo shoot … Continue reading

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where in the world is the old woman Slow?


Oh, yes there she is under all the covers while wearing 4 layers of clothes…Charly and Spike huddled next to her. Jeopardy Question: If four trees fall in your front yard because they are being purposefully cut down, do they … Continue reading

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