Martin Luther King Jr Wouldn’t Be Surprised

Sadly, I don’t think Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (or any other Black American) would be at all surprised to witness the backlash that occurred when our nation elected–twice–the first black American President Barack Obama.   Only equality-minded white people seem surprised.   I sure was.   I remember crying when Barack Obama was elected…

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DeForest Kelley Would Be 99 Today

DeForest Kelley would be 99 today if he were still alive.   What can I say about him that hasn’t already been said by me or somebody else?   I guess I’ll simply reprint something I wrote three years ago, since it will be new to people who have joined me since then…   5…

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“Kelley-Phone Tag” Nearing Completion

I’m happy to announce that my four-volume series Kelley-Phone Tag:The Rest of the Story is nearing completion. The book covers are also nearing completion. As soon as I have those (Lisa Twining Taylor is creating them for me), I’ll roll them out to show them to you. This has truly been a herculean labor of…

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About The Fairy Store in Lakewood Washington

If you love fairies, dragons, gnomes, li’l critters and other whimsical and fantastical creatures, and you live in the Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia/Puyallup region, be sure to visit The Fairy Store in Lakewood just off Interstate 5 on 84th Street.   If you live farther afield, go online to visit their website (link below).     The Fairy…

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Merry “Almost Christmas”

            It’s almost Christmas and I feel a bit schizophrenic right now.   On the one hand, I’m feeling bereft, wounded, on edge, and angry:   So many people I’ve known and loved (or their loved ones, including children) have passed away recently that I’m still mourning their loss. The…

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William Shatner Gets it Right!

William Shatner Schools Critics Of Same-Sex Kiss During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade I was delighted to see the above piece about William Shatner schooling same-sex kissing critics about what sex is and what it isn’t.   From his Twitter Feed: Kissing is not “sex”; it’s a display of love. Babies & children are kissed from literally…

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NPR Radio Tells It Like It Is

I’ve been listening to NPR Radio again recently because it’s highly reliable as a new source (click on link for documentation) and because it also covers local area news at regular intervals.   Excerpt from the link above: “A factual search reveals that NPR has not failed a fact check [emphasis mine]. “Overall, we rate NPR (National Public…

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Rest in Peace, Carol Briske Kiniry

My heart is aching right now, flooding with memories of countless brief–but always beautiful–moments with Carol Kiniry, who passed away today.   Carol was Pastor Peter Mohr’s strong right arm at Lutheran Church of Christ the King (LCCK) in Tacoma WA. I had the great good fortune to work in the LCCK nursery for three…

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Back in Action with Pickle Ball

Yesterday marked my first day back in action playing Pickle Ball.   I had to skip playing for two solid weeks after getting “a hitch in my get-along” (as Tennessee Ernie Ford–and, earlier, cowboys–called it back in the day) and limping around for that long.   The interesting thing is that I don’t know how…

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Lakewood Holiday Bazaar Was Fun

I spent yesterday from 7:30 am to 4 PM at my table at the Lakewood Community Center Holiday Bazaar. It was fun so the hours flew by.   Lisa joined me for about 90 minutes mid-day. She took some pix of me at the table and I took a few of the display. I’ll share…

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