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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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    to live as peaceful neighbors

    May We Never Underestimate Our Reach

    by | 1 hour ago
    May We Never Underestimate Our Reach

    Human nature looks to pivotal moments in history imagining the role we might have played had we lived then. Born in 1959, I can only hope I would muster the courage to drop everything and risk all to fight Fascism in Europe and the Pacific. A boy in the 1960s, I can only wonder if an older me would have bravely joined southern whites to march with black brothers and sisters for civil rights in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and across the southeast.

    These things I will never know, for my history was not then. And courage is always easier in the mind than in the flesh. But my moment is now.

    southern moments

    The Saw Shop Blues

    by | 2 hours ago
    The Saw Shop Blues

    When I was twelve, my first regular job was working in Dad’s saw shop on Saturdays. Back then the shop was a tin building with no insulation. Summers broiled its tin. Winters chilled its concrete floor. Neither heat nor cold stopped pulpwooders from bringing their dead and dying chainsaws to Dad’s shop where he and Bobby Cooper revived them. Before they could work miracles with vices, screwdrivers, and wrenches, it fell upon me to remove the gummy black pine resin from covers protecting the saw’s inner workings. They couldn’t work on the saws until I cleaned and dismantled them…

    can't go home again

    Duddy’s Permanent Record

    by | 9 hours ago
    Duddy’s Permanent Record

    Dudley Snodgrass, called “Duddy” was a very intelligent boy. He learned to talk and walk at a young age, and in school his grades were perfect. His mother adored him, his teachers were constantly bragging on him. The other kids called him “Einstein” and “Brain” and some secretly resented him. Some not so secretly.

    Painful, crippling shyness was the only chink in Duddy’s armor. When called on in class, he would turn beet red and stammer a stuttering answer. He would get physically ill when he had to stand before the class and give a book report…

    all that

    To Be a Teacher

    by | Aug 22, 2016
    To Be a Teacher
    By the fourth or fifth grade I knew I wanted to be a school teacher. Before then I had known only women teachers and the thought hadn’t yet taken shape. But after having Mr. Phelps and Mr. Taylor as role models – although nobody was calling them ... Read on →

    justice for all people

    Advocating Human Rights Is Not Anti-Semitic

    by | Aug 22, 2016
    Advocating Human Rights Is Not Anti-Semitic
    The Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement (BDS) calls for the international community to put economic pressure on Israel to end its flagrant violations of human rights. It demands an end to the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and the dismantling of the apartheid wall; ... Read on →

    byob

    Six Churches, Six Miles, Six Weeks # 1: Toccoa Baptist Church

    by | Aug 17, 2016
    Six Churches, Six Miles, Six Weeks # 1: Toccoa Baptist Church
    Riding my bike up and down the hills of old highway 76 in Morganton, GA, in the North Georgia mountains, I come across six churches within a six mile stretch of the ride interspersed between pastures of grazing horses and bovine cows and hills and meadows decorated ... Read on →

    dismantling memories

    The Inevitable Sad Task

    by | Aug 17, 2016
    The Inevitable Sad Task
    My house is starting to look like Mom’s. Here’s the painting the late Jim Harrison signed for her. Here’s my portrait as a young man that long hung in what we called the “Christmas room.” Over there on the sofa is a shimmering gold, green, and red ... Read on →

    backstage person

    Hillary Clinton Is a Victim of Her Virtues

    by | Aug 22, 2016
    Hillary Clinton by Mike Mozart
    When a Facebook friend slammed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recently as a “godawful (sic) human being,” that triggered images of god-awful human beings like – you know--Adolf Eichmann, Pol Pot and Osama bin Laden. Turns out that the Facebooker wasn’t thinking of crimes against humanity ... Read on →

    the monster – its alive

    Nation faces scary times with November election

    by | Aug 22, 2016
    Nation faces scary times with November election
    The seeds of a new revolution are in the ground. If they get enough water in the November election, there’s no telling what will happen. Pundits, who often only seem to talk to each other and read pointy-headed reports and memos written by peers, appear totally confounded ... Read on →

    home grown

    An Act of Terrorism

    by | Aug 19, 2016
    1996 olympic bombing atlanta cnn
    Twenty years ago this summer, America was rocked by a terrorist attack. A religious fanatic radicalized by fundamentalist ideas planted a bomb at a crowded location during a major sporting event. The device he built killed one person and injured 120 more. The death toll could ... Read on →

    for delivery

    The Pizza Proposal with a diamond topping

    by | Aug 19, 2016
    The Pizza Proposal with a diamond topping
    I know you’ve heard that love will find a way. Me, too, but who knew that a pepperoni pizza could be part of Cupid’s plan? You listening? He was a boy, 26, from Columbia, South Carolina. She was a girl, 23, from Albany, Georgia. He graduated (English) from the University of ... Read on →

    social equality and justice

    The Thoughts of a White Undergrad

    by | 1 | Aug 16, 2016
    Black Lives Matter by Ella via flickr
    In the wake of the gruesome events of the past few weeks between police officers and black civilians, it’s worth noting that the black community is not alone in their anger and sorrow. In ... Read on →

    a cry from the heart

    How to Think about “Black Lives Matter”

    by | 0 | Aug 16, 2016
    Black Lives Matter by Joe Brusky via flickr
    We’d likely have less controversy over the slogan, “Black Live Matter,” if we had more of a shared understanding of the relevant American reality. Sometimes a single clue reveals something big about that reality. There’s ... Read on →

    profits, privilege and power

    Dark Money, Jane Mayer

    by | 0 | Aug 15, 2016
    The Spoils of War by the author © Tom Ferguson
    The Billionaire's Club is a 28-page political cartoon that is my take on how power works in the U.S. The book portrays billionaires getting together at the club and initiating a new member into ... Read on →

    life illuminated

    The Power of Photography: An Interview with Katie Archibald-Woodward

    by | 0 | Aug 14, 2016
    Love Wins, Bethlehm by Katie Archibald-Woodward
    Katie Archibald-Woodward is a photojournalist and minister who produces arresting images of resistance to oppression in Palestine/Israel and here in the United States. Katie seems constantly on the move but she can be claimed ... Read on →

    southern leaders

    We need more inspirational leaders like William Winter

    by | 1 | Aug 14, 2016
    Winter, in center, at a Mississippi church. Photos courtesy The Winter Institute.
    Winter, in center, at a Mississippi church. Photos courtesy The Winter Institute. Whenever there’s a letter or card in the mail from Mississippi, it’s bound to be inspirational. And it’s bound to be from a ... Read on →

    confronting obstructionism

    Here’s the Question Hillary Should Be Asked

    by | 0 | Aug 9, 2016
    Hillary Clinton - Caricature by DonkeyHotey
    Madame Secretary, you have said that as president, you'll "break the gridlock in Washington." You have also said that you are good at reaching "across the aisle" to get things done. But although President Obama ... Read on →

    true confessions

    How to speak Southern

    by | 6 | Aug 4, 2016
    Y'all Ain't From Around Here
    Okay, get the handcuffs ready. I’m about to confess: By day, I am Robert Lamb, famous author of great novels. No, wait! Make that “relatively unknown author whose books were best-sellers in certain quarters,” namely ... Read on →

    feckless and reckless

    Was I Wrong About Conservatives Caring About Character?

    by | 0 | Aug 4, 2016
    rump-Pence Clown Car 2016 by DonkeyHotey
    I’ve always been politically liberal, because – like my parents, who came of age during the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt – I believe that government has a vital role to play in making our ... Read on →

    no free pass allowed

    Challenging the Republicans, Part 1: Repudiating Trump

    by | 0 | Aug 3, 2016
    President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
    Yesterday, President Obama said this: "I think what's been interesting is the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans," he said in a press conference. "The question I think they have to ask themselves ... Read on →

    josefine klougart

    One of Us Is Sleeping

    by | 0 | Aug 2, 2016
    One of Us Is Sleeping by Josefine Klougart
    The biggest problem with Josefine Klougart’s One of Us Is Sleeping is that the one asleep is probably the reader. Even a stream of consciousness novel, which is what this is supposed to be, is ... Read on →

    honor

    Sac-ri-fice (verb)

    by | 0 | Aug 2, 2016
    U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan (US Army Photo courtesy Khizr Khan)
    U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan Khizr Kahn, Muslim father of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan who died fighting in Iraq, saw his son’s sacrifice, as well as his family’s, in the ... Read on →

    ile de ré

    Guantanamo a la France

    by | 1 | Aug 1, 2016
    Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    Remember when we associated France with popular rebellion against tyranny and individual liberty? The French Revolution, the Paris Commune, the French Resistance and May 1968 provided ideas and imagery for innumerable liberation movements around ... Read on →

    our collective narcissism

    I Wish “We’re the Greatest!” Weren’t Such Good Politics

    by | 3 | Jul 31, 2016
    screen shot - 2016 DNC - Hillary Clinton - Tim Kaine - red white blue
    Let me first try to make sure I'm not misunderstood. I am not saying that I wish the Democrats had done anything different at the convention. As many observed, the Democrats were smart to occupy ... Read on →

    line that floored me

    Lumping Donald Trump with America’s Mortal Enemies

    by | 1 | Jul 28, 2016
    President Obama addressing the 2016 Democratic National Convention
    It is not President Obama's way to deliver a blow in the ring of the sort that puts an opponent down for the count. ("When they go low, we go high.") But last night ... Read on →

    not so great

    It’s Always Sunny in America

    by | 6 | Jul 27, 2016
    Donald Trump caricature by DonkeyHotey
    Today, in his third act as President, (the first two are too embarrassing to mention) Donald Trump ended the treaty with the SunGod. He felt that others were not contributing their fair share of ... Read on →

    threat to our democracy

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    by | 3 | Jul 22, 2016
    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    For millions of Americans watching the 2016 Republican Party Convention in Cleveland, disbelief and dismay have given way to bemused contempt. They see a GOP in a state of extraordinary disarray and unable to ... Read on →















  • random dew stories from the past

    What's the tipping point?

    by Lee Leslie

    What's the tipping point?

    Last week I canceled a trip to be with our grandchildren for Thanksgiving. The tipping point that forced the decision was a combination of unexpected medical co-pays on top of some un-budgeted car repair. While heartbreaking, it was not particularly serious and we expect to visit in a couple of week...

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    God and Not God

    by Dave Pruett

    God and Not God

     All that can be said of God is not God. — St. Catherine of Siena I once skated perilously close to the edge of religious fundamentalism. It almost killed me. Literally, not figuratively. The year I turned 30, the thought of taking my life never left me. Fundamentalism, I’ve realized in hind...

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    Penance In A Bygone Era

    by Tom Poland

    Penance In A Bygone Era

    In the time and distance it took to walk to the other side of the bar—12 seconds and 24 feet—a journey into a distinguished family’s past, 200 years deep, would be mine. It started with a smile and a wave. A pretty woman I’d long known looked my way and beckoned and I walked over to a gro...

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    Opera: Then and Now

    by Raymond L. Atkins

    Opera: Then and Now

    I was flipping channels the other night when I ran up on an opera. I watched it for a moment, until my back began to itch and my breathing became labored.  These symptoms were my clues that an allergic reaction had commenced and that it was time to move on. I had tried, but once again, culture had ...

    Read on →

    Predatory JP Morgan Swap Deal Pushes Alabama County Into Bankruptcy

    by Pat Garofalo

    Predatory JP Morgan Swap Deal Pushes Alabama County Into Bankruptcy

    This article was created by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Yesterday, Jefferson County, Alabama, filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the final step in a sordid tale involving sewers, credit swaps, and some of the nation’s biggest banks. The bankruptcy became n...

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    Cutting The Budget: The New Entertainment

    by Meg Livergood Gerrish

    Cutting The Budget: The New Entertainment

    [caption id="attachment_9239" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Growing our own food? That's entertaining"][/caption] Like everyone else in the country, we’ve been finding ways to trim our monthly expenses. Can’t do much about our mortgage, ditto the health insurance and property ta...

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    The Very Last Word

    by Nancy Melton

    The Very Last Word

    I read the obituaries. But I no longer read a printed newspaper every day and the obits just are not the same in on line versions of newspapers. So I am forced to catch up on weekends when my satisfyingly fat Sunday papers arrive. I do not turn to the obituaries first due to a compulsive need to...

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    Farewell To A Fine Fellow

    by David Evans

    Farewell To A Fine Fellow

    If ever there was such a man, Dan Kasten was the real thing. He decorated our lives with his good fellowship and infectious signature laughter. True to form, Dan didn’t like the spotlight on him. At his funeral service in Harrisonburg, Va, in late May, his devoted wife Dot honored his wishes th...

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    'Hall Pass' is a raunchy romp you may want to pass on

    by Brett Martin

    'Hall Pass' is a raunchy romp you may want to pass on

    Excrement gags, male genitalia jokes, and other raunchy slap stick fills the screen in the Farrelly brothers' latest film, Hall Pass. Male mid-life crisis has never been so funny and gross. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis play two domesticated husbands who get a reprieve from being monogamous in ...

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    Gregg Allman & Paul McCartney: Cementing the Fan Base

    by Jeff Cochran

    Gregg Allman & Paul McCartney: Cementing the Fan Base

    Fans of the Allman Brothers Band were up in arms. They were seriously angry. Again. Response to the ABB's recent Win Lose Or Draw album was not positive. The loyal fans were not disappointed; they were enraged. They knew Duane Allman would have never allowed his band to release such a halfhearted...

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    It Matters How You Get There

    by Maurice Carter

    It Matters How You Get There

    I sympathize with those brushing aside the "Deflategate" scandal swirling around the New England Patriots as much ado over little of consequence. After all, the Patriots absolutely annihilated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship Game on January 18. It’s hard to conceive any edg...

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    Finding My Heritage in the Long Shadow of Lincoln

    by Maurice Carter

    Finding My Heritage in the Long Shadow of Lincoln

    That my first visit to the Lincoln memorial in 48 years would bring tears was unexpected. Yet on a sunny September Sunday in 2012, at the feet of his massive marble likeness, staring solemnly upon the chiseled words of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, salty drops dot my face. ...

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    The Dock of the Bay

    by Jeff Cochran

    The Dock of the Bay

    Otis Redding was a force of nature. Don't take my word for it. Watch his brief but fiercely energetic set at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, available on DVD. Otis Redding performed five songs with sheer abandon. He was warmed up the moment his great band hit the first note, launching in...

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    John Boozman, Senator Double Cross

    by Monica Smith

    John Boozman, Senator Double Cross

    When Rachel Maddow introduced a segment of her show about four unknown United States Senators, who recently voted to deep six legislation to provide additional support for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars coming home to unemployment, she started out by saying most people probably don't know...

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    When Everything Changed

    by Melinda Ennis

    When Everything Changed

    Women’s liberation. Feminism. Bra-burning. Few of today’s young women, or older women for that matter, would align themselves with the first two, and the third is a myth. But all of these terms churn up collective images from one of the greatest social movements in history. Gail Collins’...

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    Talking with serial killers

    by Lacey Avery

    Talking with serial killers

    Knowing that he could be executed for his crimes, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy suggested he be kept alive so his mind could be studied. In fact, Bundy’s proposition was not a new concept. By the time of his final capture in 1978, scientists had been examining the minds of serial killers fo...

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    From Clinton to Castro: Democrats' Southern strategy reaches out to both older and newer South

    by Chris Kromm

    From Clinton to Castro: Democrats' Southern strategy reaches out to both older and newer South

    Wednesday night, reporter John Frank tweeted that North Carolina delegates to the Democratic National Convention were sharing high-fives after former President Bill Clinton's epic 45-minute address. No surprise there: Clinton's tour-de-force was a huge hit with Democrats of all flavors in Charlot...

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    BP and Google

    by Alex Kearns

    BP and Google

    "BP, the very company responsible for the oil spill that is already the worst in U.S. history, has purchased several phrases on search engines such as Google and Yahoo so that the first result that shows up directs information seekers to the company's official website. A simple Google search of "oi...

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    Truth & Spin

    by Carl Kline

    Truth & Spin

    When I was in high school, I sang in our church choir. As a preachers kid, I was generally rebellious about church activities. But I didn't mind the choir because I liked singing, and besides, there was some camaraderie in the group that made it enjoyable. People weren't religiously "stuffy;" in fac...

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    The Greatest Southerner Minnesota Ever Produced

    by Jim Cobb

    The Greatest Southerner Minnesota Ever Produced

    The odds are that darn few Minnesota parents cast their first adoring gaze on a newborn expecting that their little bundle of joy will grow up to become a southerner, much less a larger-than-life, iconic one. Yet, by golly, that's just what happened to a Minneapolis boy born in 1922 as Lawrence Harr...

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    Canaries in the Coal Mine

    Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.facebook.com/SPLCenter/

    Henry Wallace on fascim

    “A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.” ― Henry A. Wallace

    Upton Sinclair on fascism

    “Fascism is capitalism plus murder.” ― Upton Sinclair

    Isaac Asimov - cult of ignoranc

    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Isaac Asimov

    Thomas Jefferson end of democracy -

    "The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." Thomas Jefferson

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    “You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.” ― Jon Stewart

    MLKjr - thirst for freedom

    “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    Listen to FDR

    Listen to FDR, "Private enterprise, indeed, became too private. It became privileged enterprise, not free enterprise." - Frankin Roosevelt (DonkeyHotey/flickr/CC) https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

    Grant - Quote

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    Spirit of Justice

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