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And the Darwin Award Goes to: Caitlyn Jenner

Neither profound nor eloquent, this is a stream of consciousness about Caitlyn Jenner and her misguided faith in Donald Trump and her insulting and flippant manner in which she expresses it. Donald Trump ran his campaign on hate ... and he won: not only the office of the president of the United States but also…
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Genetic Testing for My Future Dogs and Fighting for ACA: The Dichotomy of Being American

The haves and have nots: to me, this epitomizes the dichotomy of being American. [caption id="attachment_1987" align="aligncenter" width="1254"] Not Sally but another German shepherd dog looking intimating.[/caption] I began liking dogs when I was really little. In particular I fell in love with German Shepherds. The man who owned the dry cleaners my mother frequented had one in…
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Little Red Hyundai

This is the story of a driver of a Little Red Hyundai who think she's behind the wheel of a Little Red Corvette and who's got issues.  So I was driving down the mountain this morning, on my way to the town of Arecibo to do my food shopping, this red Hyundai sedan appears in back…
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Rest in Power George Michael

[caption id="attachment_1944" align="aligncenter" width="846"] Photo credit: YouTube[/caption] I first learned of George Michael when I was 18 years old. I was a waitress in a bar & grill called The West End on Broadway between 113th and 114th streets (in Manhattan). The main portion of this joint featured some of the worst Pizza I’ve ever…
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Racist Comments Don’t Have to Be Directed At Us to Have Impact

[caption id="attachment_1934" align="aligncenter" width="1254"] Photo credit: Photoimages[/caption] It may be hard for some to pick up the racist comments said during this discussion, hoping they won't be lost on all. A good friend of mine who's like a sister/cousin named Carolyn posed this question on her Facebook wall yesterday: "Lessons learned in other conversation streams…
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So Now Melania Trump’s Vagina is to Blame for Trump’s Win?

I get it. It's shocking and angry-making that Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. People are looking around at someone or several someones to point the finger at. but why are people now directing their anger at Melania Trump's vagina?

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Calling All My White Allies

Back in the 1960s and 70s it seemed the United States was moving toward an age of enlightenment and although just barely out of reach, true integration among the races seemed achievable — if given more time. Leaving aside those who genuinely felt it was the U.S.’s place to interfere and stop the spread of communism (the…
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Being Black and White is Not Always So Black and White

In a perfect world—you know the one I mean: free from homophobia, racism, sexism and all the other -isms—mom and dad / mom and mom / dad and dad could be of different races and nobody would notice or care. We could make multiracial babies and the world would go on as if nothing significant…
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Rest in Peace Marcos Ratliff

Under the house of a family who was renting from our friend Olga lived a dog who was chained up. He was a skinny yellow Labrador. Over a six-month period we saw this guy go from healthy and who used every inch of his long chain to roam the space under the house to just giving…
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