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This Changes Everything

So…I was looking at the calendar and realized that I had not made ONE SINGLE ENTRY for the month of JUNE 2020.  I am shocked.  I am chagrined.  I’m getting this one in right under the wire.  It’s now 9:03 … Continue reading

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But Sometimes I Don’t Like Them

One of my favorite comedians is a man named John Mulaney.  (Thanks to Barbara Alvarado for suggesting I listen to him.  You were right.  He’s my cup-of.)  ANYWAY, John Mulaney has a comedy album titled The Comeback Kid.  On it … Continue reading

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Aunt Ola

On March 10 my Aunt Ola died.  She was the last of my father’s siblings to go, the last of what I might call “old school McCollaums.”  Aunt Ola was a good McCollaum.  She had (I almost wrote “has”) many … Continue reading

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What are You?

I have asked my students to define their own culture.  It’s tricky, isn’t it?  Culture and race are different, at least to my mind.  Your race you inherit.  You have nothing to say about it.  Your culture you can bend. … Continue reading

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For the Reader

This month the JOY Writers are having one of their two yearly public readings at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.  It will be held in the Bassett Auditorium on January 21 at 2:00 pm.  The reading is free and … Continue reading

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Translation, Of a Sort

My nephew teaches Chinese and Spanish.  Yes, he’s very smart.  Anyway, I also consider him a friend, and we have begun, by baby steps, a translation project.  He tells me what the words in a Chinese poem mean, and I … Continue reading

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Teen Bird

On 15 June I wrote about a family of mockingbirds that had roosted outside my laundry room window.  I think it only fitting that I tell what has been happening of late with them. First, they only had one chick … Continue reading

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