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About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.

When grownups are in charge

My kids are young adults, 30 and 27. They are both independent young ladies making their way in the world. But occasionally I still get a call to help them navigate a task that they both refer to as “adulting”. … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In my sixty years of living, I have gone through several different cycles. I was … Continue reading

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500,000 lost souls – It’s going to disappear

One year and 500,000 COVID-19 deaths later let us never forget what the former guy, the orange psychopath tweeted and said about this catastrophic and deadly virus: Feb. 7 (tweet): “…… as the weather starts to warm & the virus … Continue reading

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Thank you Donald Trump

Ms. Lindsey Graham says that Donald Trump is not only the leader but the face of the Republican Party. According to Graham, the future of the party will go through Trump and his MAGA base: “He’s ready to move on … Continue reading

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Hank Aaron

“Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man’s record.” – Hank Aaron In 1974, before Ted Turner made the Atlanta Braves baseball team “America’s Team” on his “Super Station” WTBS there was Hank Aaron. Growing … Continue reading

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The End

This is the end, beautiful friend. This is the end, my only friend. The end of our elaborate plans. The end of ev’rything that stands, the end. No safety or surprise, the end. I’ll never look into your eyes again. … Continue reading

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The orange fart

To say “your name is mud” is a reference associated with Doctor Samuel Mudd who treated John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Though this was his duty as a physician, for Americans this was considered a traitorous … Continue reading

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Trump Flu

“Trump and I, we had a hell of a journey. I hate it being this way. Oh my god I hate it … but today all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I tried to be … Continue reading

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A New Year

On December 31, 1999 I was at the beach with my wife, kids and my sister and her family. I know it seems like a long time ago but if you can remember back 21 years a lot of bad … Continue reading

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Life after Trump

When we wake-up on Thursday, January 21st we will have a new President. The reign of Trump the clown prince will have ended the day before but the reign of Trump the liar, the schemer, the conman, the white martyr, … Continue reading

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