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HOMEY

Bryce Holmes is professionally a chemist.  He works now for North Carolina A&T University, but his heart is on a tennis court.  Many small towns have special “tennis angels” who nurture youngsters in the game.  Lexington, N.C. had some angels and the town was one of the best “tennis towns” anywhere.  Bryce Holmes was the first black high school player at …

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SLAVERY, TOBACCO, OIL

Tom Parham <ethomasparham@gmail.com> 10:32 AM (0 minutes ago) to me from ezra klein podcast:“Here is what this movement of millions should do, for a start,” Malm writes. “Announce and enforce the prohibition. Damage and destroy new CO2-emitting devices. Put them out of commission, pick them apart, demolish them, burn them, blow them up. Let the capitalists who …

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BULLDOGS AND EAGLES

Wilson Gym was named for  the townspeople. Our biggest battle was fighting local kids, who constantly tried to sneak in, or fought to stay in.  Early on it was used for concerts. College campuses were the scenes of some great shows in the ‘70s. We had the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Earl Scruggs, and the J. …

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HAPPY 80th

“Three miles north of purgatory — one step from the great beyond/I prayed to the cross and I kissed the girls and I crossed the Rubicon.” B. Dylan

WORDS

Counting flowers on the wallThat don’t bother me at allPlaying solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-oneSmoking cigarettes and watching Captain KangarooNow don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do (The Statlers) One of my grandsons told my wife, “…Pop has a lot of words.” Al Rehm once told me “…shut up and let us …

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OBAMA

From A PROMISED LAND This seems reasonable:

KEB MO

We haven’t had many house guests during Covid. Our firsts lately, Brothers Bill and Wootie Steed, came for a visit this week. As we talked, a local coastal camp for kids was mentioned, CampSeagull. Wootie suddenly blurted out: “…I went to that camp.!” Slowly he shared a largely undisturbed memory of a 12 year old …

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Alphas

Isabel Wilkerson’s new best seller is entitled CASTE, The Origins of Our Discontent. One chapter describes leadership assignment. A few of her comments are below. Hopefully we will pay attention to the entire book.

RIP TIDES

SIMULATION Sim·u·la·tion | ˌsimyəˈlāSH(ə)n noun imitation of a situation or process • the action of pretending; deception: clever simulation that’s good enough to trick you. the production of a computer model of something, especially for the purpose of study: the method was tested by computer simulation | [count noun] : a visual simulation of a collision | [as modifier] : simulation models will allow researchers to test …

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