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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.

Taking a break, again

I have some decisions to make in the coming weeks and months, decisions about my work future, decisions about the direction of my life. I have enjoyed writing post on WordPress and sharing my thoughts, hopes and wishes on this … Continue reading

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Hasta la vista Roy  

I was watching a panel interview yesterday on MSNBC talking about the Roy Moore and Doug Jones race for Senate. One of the panelist was a journalist from Alabama. He spoke about Moore’s previous ventures into politics and then stated … Continue reading

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What does it mean?

“The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against … Continue reading

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What can I do?

I am the son of two people who were born and raised in the segregated south. The North Carolina small town my parents grew-up in was replicated all over the South. From South Carolina to Mississippi, blacks and whites lived … Continue reading

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And the children sang

As empty nesters my wife is hell-bent on getting the house decorated “perfectly” for the arrival of our children and their significant others over the holidays. My jobs include getting the trees, yes trees, in their stands and in the … Continue reading

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Dear Alabama Republicans

Dear Alabama Republicans; Tomorrow is your big day. The day you can prove to the rest of the nation just how Godly, moral and righteous you are. The day you can exclaim that you aren’t going to let anyone, particularly … Continue reading

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Images on the screen

I remember the images that filled our television screens in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, images of children in Northern Ireland and the West Bank of Palestine. Images of walls, barbwire, and automobiles smoldering in the streets as kids did what … Continue reading

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