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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.

National Joke

Yes, this clown is our national joke but today is also officially National Tell a Joke Day. So to celebrate and recognize our national joke with some humor, at his expense, below are a few of my favorite T-rump jokes. … Continue reading

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Chicken nuggets in heaven

“Terrible things are happening outside… poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. Families are torn apart; men, women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find that their parents have disappeared.” – Anne Frank … Continue reading

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Stop watering dead flowers

Imagine it is Saturday morning and you head with your family to Walmart. It feels like any other, ordinary Saturday. Maybe you are taking your kids for back-to-school shopping, always exciting particularly if you have a young one going into … Continue reading

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Thoughts, and prays…..again

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love … Continue reading

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Change the headline

‘It’s breaking my heart’: Greenville, NC, wrestles with fallout of Donald Trump’s rally Many years ago, not long out of college, I interviewed for a position in advertising sales with the local television station in Greenville, NC. I had been … Continue reading

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Send her back

I have written about this in the past but I think it bears repeating in this white nationalist era Trump is driving us too. I grew up in the South, Charlotte to be specific, a child of the 1960’s and … Continue reading

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Enemy of the People

“The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.” – Adolf Hitler “The Jews don’t want to go to Madagascar – They cannot bear the climate. Jews are pests and disseminators … Continue reading

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