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For several minutes, Senator Bob Dole, wheelchair bound, sat in silence before the body of President Bush. His jaws clenched repeatedly; he might have been chewing gum. He watched unblinking, thinking, no doubt, of his old friend, of war. And … Continue reading
I stopped by Farmer Orville and Quilt Queen’s house this afternoon. The kitchen was full of great-grandkids, babies mostly. The ones that could walk were scarfing M&M’s. Orville held Jude, who suddenly turned red-faced and exploded out the rear, … Continue reading
“The Little Girls of Birmingham” The little girls of Birmingham sing, in their grandpas’ arms forever: “Will there be a time, no struggles then,” and the angel grandpas sing: “Never, never Never, never, No struggles never. Never.” The … Continue reading
Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a former Saudi royal insider become dissident, has been tortured, murdered and mutilated inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He was a Virginia resident. President Trump made it clear that Khashoggi’s death would not … Continue reading
Remember the W.C. Fields film “If I had a Million?” Our hero inherits money, buys an endless string of cars and drivers, and takes off on the highway, deliberately crashing into cars he perceives to be a public menace. After … Continue reading
Today, I walk early to beat the heat, but there is heat and there is heat. Even the shadows along the path are warm and clammy, jungle-like, a caul, and gnats swarm my shoulders and face and perch on my … Continue reading
I walk with Ruby Puppy in the overgrown blackberry rows butterflies and burst milkweed pods hanging over our heads Peck’s skipper butterflies, a bellwether species, small, yellow-brown, perch on tall grass stems I pick berries and Ruby Puppy eats berries … Continue reading
A ruby-throated female spent a long time at my feeder this morning. Normally, hummingbirds act territorially, but the lady was calmly sharing with what looked to be a bumblebee, a small black flyer at the tube next to her. Then … Continue reading
I watched Laurel and Hardy last night in “Sons of the Desert.” It’s one of the great comedies ever filmed, with a skewed look on marriage (Stan’s wife is out duck hunting). Stan and Ollie join a lodge, Sons of … Continue reading