White “Supremacy”? Look at the Lunatics Leading the Parade!

I find the White Supremacy (and Male Supremacy) (and Christian Supremacy) (and Hetero Supremacy) arguments utterly laughable. All one has to do is look at the people who espouse them. Do these people look or act like they are supreme to (better than? above?) anyone else?   Steve Banner? Donald Trump? Jeff Sessions? David Duke?…

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Baptism Memories

My younger sister Jackie is getting baptized tomorrow. I’ll be there.   She only wants close family members because she says she’s going to be an emotional mess and might blubber. She doesn’t want witnesses to such an unsightly display of emotion: “I’m not usually emotional, you know.” (Yeah, I know. In fact, like me,…

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A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE…

Yesterday I went looking for a specific image in my picture files. I finally found it, but what I found during the search put me on a trip down memory lane that won’t let me go.   A couple decades ago I found (cut out, and saved) a Family Circus cartoon because it reflected what…

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To the Person Wondering Why I Wear Pro-LGBT-Branded T-Shirts

There is a certain segment of the population that doesn’t want their “noses rubbed in” the fact that there are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people living in their communities.   They’re the ones who will spot a pro-LGBT t-shirt and frown, scowl, look the other way, avoid eye contact, and remove themselves from the…

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Turning UP the Heat Here in the Pacific NW

I received a red alert this morning from Pierce County Emergency Services. Temperatures are going to be dangerously high starting tomorrow and will last at least through the weekend. We might even see triple-digit temps here, which is a  rarity on the west (wet) side of Washington State.   Add the usual humidity to the…

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Love Letter to Friend and Mentor Ted Crail — R.I.P.

I just learned today that my friend and professional writing mentor Ted Crail passed away in April, 2014.   I tried to find him several times the past few years–including writing to his last-known email address and snail mail address in Kalispell MT. No response from him or his wife. That should have clued me…

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ATT’N VOTERS & NON-VOTERS: “Democracy in Chains” Is a MUST READ

Get it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2umyLV2 Here, in an understandable, easy-to-read form, is the hidden history of how we got this close to unconquerable oligarchy without being made any the wiser.   Here is how a cadre of individuals, working behind closed doors (because they knew their goals were anathema to the vast majority of the…

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A Rant About Rants…

As an inveterate reader, I read a lot of public commentary that follows online articles: political articles, self-help articles, opinion pieces, posed questions and answers on Quora, you name it. And one thing I’ve noticed is the pandemic of mean-spirited, condescending comments, even on articles that are about as noncontroversial as they come.   This…

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Guy Stuff is Better and/or Less Expensive

A couple years ago I read that most goods and products for men–of the goods and products that both men and women use–is better quality and/or less expensive. Since then, I’ve been comparing prices (and marketing tactics) and usually settling for guy stuff.   Of course, I should’ve been shopping for guy stuff all along…

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Joe Kennedy III Nails It!

  I so wish Robert F. Kennedy were here today (for scores of reasons, including the fact that our history since 1968 would have been very different and far better, but also…) to see how his grandson is standing up for the American people with the same compassion and forthright statements.   Bobby stood up…

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