Category Archives: Current Events

Here Lies

I didn’t know this existed until I heard Donald Trump complaining about it.

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Trini

Several years ago I wrote Trini Lopez a letter, telling him that my wife loved his music and asking for an autograph that I could give her for her birthday.  He was kind enough to respond with the autographed photo above. Sadly, he died early yesterday morning from the coronavirus (source).

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John Lewis’ Final Words

John Lewis’ Last Words Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death. He wanted it to be published on the day of his funeral. His staff provided a copy of the essay to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the morning of July 30, four hours before his 11 a.m. …

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Whining

“The fragility of folks who won’t wear a mask is truly breathtaking. I lived for four years inside two internment camps, and I heard less bitching and whining than I do today.” ~George Takei

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Statues

We don’t have any statues of Confederate generals where I live, although a lot of roads and schools are named for them.  Our only statue is in the park downtown, and it’s of a dolphin.  That’s a bit odd for a city roughly 250 miles from the ocean, but, there you go. Some people are …

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Bamboozle

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a …

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The Texas Police

I lived for several years in a multicultural neighborhood in Plano, just north of Dallas, east of I-75. At that time I’d estimate that it was about half Latino, a quarter Black, and a quarter White. One of the scariest moments of my life happened while I lived there. I had left early in the …

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Every

“Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”  ~Mignon McLaughlin (via  WordsAndMusicAndStories)

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The Joke

Cat and Girl is on the web at (of course) CatAndGirl.com.

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A Smile On

“I am not better than you because of my religion, color, culture, education, status, wealth, etc. I am not, and neither are you. I must accept, and so should you, that there are differences between us that we were born into. Why do we focus on these differences? Put your hand in mind and let …

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Zombie Fan Fiction

From the blog Reyna Writes Things: The poor cried, “We are starving. There is no more bread, and we have nothing to eat.” The rich man said, “Not my problem you don’t work for your bread,” as if he did not snatch away the grain by his own greedy hands and create filling bread for …

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Think Deeply

Excerpted from the wonderful article Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting* by Julio Vincent Gambuto, which you can read in full at Medium.com: And so the onslaught is coming. Get ready, my friends. What is about to be unleashed on American society will be the greatest campaign ever created to get you to feel normal again. …

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