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“Do your job or else!”

Tweet I spent way too much time watching TV today.  But I couldn’t pull away from the teens who survived the shooting of 17 classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. They went to see their lawmakers  in Tallahassee and, … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper

Tweet No, no.  I’m not related to Spock, the Vulcan–although I was once featured on Leonard Nemoy’s In Search of…  And I did have an autographed picture of him until it burned with our house.  But that’s all another story for another time.  … Continue reading

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Good-by, Children. You’re Gone Too Soon.

Tweet Yes, once again.  Yet another gunman killed more kids in yet another school in the U.S.  That makes 25 such shootings since Columbine. (Remember our promise then?  Never again!)  At least, I read it’s been 25 such shootings.  I’ve lost count.  How many … Continue reading

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Good News for Black History Month

Tweet Dorothy Ngongang and her younger sister Sandra McBeth–formerly Dorothy and Sandra Giles–were raised, along with eight siblings, in a dilapidated five-room hut. They didn’t have much food except what they could catch, forage, or glean.  They could only go to school on rainy days, … Continue reading

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Three for my Computer, Zero for Me

Tweet Three years ago, my desktop computer’s mother board crashed, and with no concern for my under deadline book, my computer gave up the ghost.  Pure dumb luck.  What else could it be? Last year my laptop crashed.  The repair guy diagnosed … Continue reading

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Classics Abridged with a Smile

Tweet As a lifelong reader, and with literature as one of my two college majors, I get great enjoyment from John Atkinson’s Wrong Hands.  Here is a sample of John’s book summary humor: The Odyssey— War veteran takes forever to get … Continue reading

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Puzzled Elephants

Tweet If you were an elephant, you would surely be puzzled by the confusing behavior of humans. (No, no. I’m not talking about Republicans. I’m talking REAL elephants.) …Well, sort of not about Republicans.  When Obama was president, his administration slapped … Continue reading

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Treasures Among the Junk

Tweet While cleaning out my dad’s garage, I found an old newspaper clipping of his aunts, Ola and Ollie.  Their story is worthy of a Hallmark movie.  Ollie was younger, but prettier and sweeter.  Boys liked her. They took her … Continue reading

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Diamonds are a Plunderer’s Best Friend

Tweet I think it would do us all good to pause in our puzzling over the fate of our own country and think of others.  Zimbabwe, for instance. It’s located in the Southwest corner of the continent of Africa, it’s foot resting on the country of South Africa. … Continue reading

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You Are What You Believe

Tweet If you are eagerly expecting my tempestuous reaction to the fake news stories some of you so like to share with me on Facebook, you needn’t.  Maybe you think they really are true, but I know they are totally fake.  Don’t believe me?   That’s okay.  But do find … Continue reading

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