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Don’t Listen to Podcasts? Time to #trypod

Do you listen to podcasts?  If you do, you’re one of 20% of the US population who do. If you don’t, I gotta tell ya, you’re really missing out. Podcasts started out as a fad that some of us oldsters thought would phase out, but it doesn’t appear to be the case. I got turned … Continue reading

The Burden of Entitlement

I walk during my lunch break at work.  Lately I’ve taken to walking the part of The Trail of Tears that runs in downtown Nashville. A portion of that trail is two blocks away from the high-rise named for the president who forced their march. I try to get in touch with what it must have been … Continue reading

I Come From a Long Line of Amazing Women

November 5th is my maternal grandmother’s birthday.  While writing about her, I started thinking about the other amazing women in my family. So while I continue to think and write about my grandma, I’ll tell you a bit about these other women. . My paternal grandmother was what we today call a foster parent. Granny … Continue reading

My History is Steeped in Racism, and I Didn’t Even Know It

They’re shutting down the high school I attended, and my high school peeps are posting all sorts of nostalgic comments to Facebook of wonderful times shared at a school whose mascot was the Rebel. In high school we sang “Sweet Home Alabama” while smoking pot and drinking beer on the top of Monte Sano Mountain. I … Continue reading

Fires, Cows, and Faulty History

On today’s date in 1871, a fire began in the barn of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary of Chicago. Two days later, 7,450 buildings had been destroyed and 100,000 people were homeless. A big chunk of the business district was in ruins. Never mind that the weather conditions were dry. We forget that all those buildings, as well … Continue reading

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