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Turns of Phrase that Caught My Attention

On occasion I come across an expression that really catches my attention. Often, it’s a turn of phrase that, for whatever reason, makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s simply a word rarely used today. I’ve taken to jotting these down to share later. So, here is my latest collection. The Butterfly Speaks! From the Australian TV series, Please Like Me, some… Continue reading

Johnny Johnson, R.I.P.

I knew Johnny Johnson from my work in the Cobb County School District. Johnny was the board member for my school (1997 – 2008). I knew him as kind, thoughtful, generous, and always jovial. He cared deeply about the school community and about children. Every time I invited him to the school, he was there smiling and personable. Johnny Johnson… Continue reading

Accidental Admission

I’ve written before (and carefully documented that writing) that the white, extremely conservative, religious fundamentalist movement in the United States has its roots deeply planted in racism. They now prefer to be called “evangelicals” because the term religious fundamentalist has powerful connotations of terrorism. (Hmm. January 6th, indeed, proved them to be domestic terrorists.) Well, a few days ago homophobe… Continue reading

The Grumpy Bernie Sanders Chic at the Inauguration (Update 3)

One of the delightful memes that was unexpectedly created from photos taken at President Biden and Vice President Harris’ inauguration is, of course, the Mittened Grumpy Bernie Sanders Chic photo. The photo-journalist who shot the original photograph shown below is Brendan Smialowshi. In the photo he is wearing a pair of mittens handmade1 and given to him two years ago… Continue reading