If the choice is between a vaccination and death, the choice seems simple. If a group of people make a stupid choice in this case, their number will lessen. Want “hardball politics”? So be it.


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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Tom Parham <> 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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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


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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From A PROMISED LAND This seems reasonable:


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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