Tag Archives: Memorial Day

William “Bill” Chester Powell (April 26, 1947 – May 25, 2017)


My cousin Bill died yesterday following a battle with his own body for almost eight years. He was 70 years old. I spoke with his mother Eloise this morning about my admiration for the courage Bill had displayed throughout his … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Matters


Last Sunday afternoon Teresa and Spike and I took advantage of the low humidity and spring-like weather that lasts about a minute in Columbia before we hit the days that make you feel like you could melt any second and … Continue reading

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Knock Knock – who’s there? The Irish, that’s who


Irish Senator David Norris is a controversial politician who is often called the father of Ireland’s gay rights campaign spanning the past forty years. He is seventy years old and yesterday he lived long enough to see his nation become … Continue reading

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A Soldier Writes Home – in 1918


The handwriting on the letters has almost faded away and the yellowed paper and envelopes are so torn and fragile I’m afraid to open them for fear they’ll disintegrate.  The dates of the letters are in March and May of 1918, … Continue reading

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