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Memories of 1979: The concerned racist…

I was a dancerette in high school. Do they still have those? They’re performers–all girls back in my day–who do routines at halftime with the marching band. Left to right: Debra Propst, Me, and Alice McManus1979 I didn’t know such … Continue reading

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As my mother lay dying…

When I entered her hospital room in Cape Canaveral that day in mid July of 2020, I hadn’t seen my mother in over a year, and before that, rarely. I was going for estrangement; she was clawing for reconciliation. But … Continue reading

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Chocolate ice cream is my drug of choice…

  This is actually a picture of vegan ice cream. I’d like to go on record as never being a vegan and never considering eating vegan ice cream. I, frankly, don’t see the point. Nonetheless, this picture belongs to veganbaking.net … Continue reading

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The two best quotes in Mary L. Trump’s book

If you’re looking for a salacious exposé of Donald Trump in Mary L. Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough, you’ll be very disappointed. The book is part memoir, part history, never really succeeding at either. It does paint something of a … Continue reading

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Phlogging our trip to Amelia Island…

It’s another photo blog…a phlog! In mid-February, hubs and I went up to Fernandina Beach for the Amelia Island Book Festival Author Expo. Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island are at the northeastern tip of Florida, practically to Georgia. On our … Continue reading

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Poultry Apologies and Foot Holes

The title for this blog originated out of the Zumba Instructor Network. (Yes, I used to do that. No, not anymore.) The mistakes occurred in two different posts. Someone meant to say “paltry apologies” and someone else meant to say … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Atheism

A slightly different version of this essay is included in the second edition of Like Rolling Uphill: Realizing the Honesty of Atheism (2014) July 23, 2013 I quit atheism this past June. It’s funny how events and ideas converged over just about … Continue reading

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The Honesty of Atheism

This essay was original published in Russ Kick’s anthology, Everything You Know about God is Wrong (2007) and is included in the second edition of Like Rolling Uphill: Realizing the Honesty of Atheism (2014) Some time ago, after American Atheists president Ellen Johnson made … Continue reading

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Atheism and Life of Pi

I finally watched Life of Pi last night. It was a very moving film–very hard to get out of my mind. And so I sit here at five a.m. blogging. Before watching it, I’d heard quite a bit about it, as regards … Continue reading

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What we do in the shadows…

(Title added recently) January 30, 2006It took me a while, but now I’d like to respond to this blog by Danny Carlton, in which he calls me and the Musgroves vampires. Carlton quotes an Associated Press article giving the basic details of the … Continue reading

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