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

Dead: Rush Limbaugh

January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021 (70) Typically, when someone of particular interest to me dies, I publish a very short R.I.P. post to commemorate their life. Rarely do I bid them good riddance, and never have I said, “Let’s dance!” But I think this post by Robyn Pennacchia sums up how I feel about Limbaugh’s death so well,… Continue reading

An Unusually Glorious Sunrise

The sun rises from the east, right? The Pacific Ocean is off to the west. Now I’ve lived through almost 23,000 sunrises and have never seen the rising sun impact the color of the ocean surf (or the Gulf of Mexico surf for that matter). I’ve seen it impact the color of the water at sunset but never at sunrise–until… Continue reading

Photos from the Woods and Pond

Here are a few photos of some of the woods and tall plants around the property. This first photo, shot on an iPhone X, was taken a couple of hours before the evening sun set over the ocean behind the mystic woods . This section of the property is magical. This is one of my favorite photos of our property.… 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

Today: US Coup Attempt by Domestic Terrorists Deliberately Incited by Donald Trump

I’ve tried exceptionally hard not to write much about politics in the last year or so, but right now I’m furiously angry. I write this post to document US history and begin a conversation about who is to blame and the need for accountability. Today Donald Trump and his cronies addresed a crowd of 30,000 supporters and incited them to… Continue reading