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Banned on Facebook

I posted a comment to the Savannah Morning News Facebook page about the COVID virus. A person responded to my comment, saying only the “old and fat” die from the ‘hoax’ virus, and good riddance to them. I responded that they were an ugly person to have such views. The comment was blocked, and now […]

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On my way to writing there was a pandemic. And we moved to Georgia. And Trump.

I had such good intentions at the start of the year. I was going to lose weight, get in shape, and most of all, return to writing on a regular basis. And then the rest of 2020 hit. It started with COVID and it ends with COVID and a parade of masks and hand washes […]

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Political

It’s 2020 and the fun is about to begin

I spent New Year’s Eve as usual: in bed before midnight with noise cancelling ear plugs stuffed in my ears and my favorite thunderstorm and fireplace sound file playing.  Only a few firework explosions last night; my neighbors must be slipping. Speaking of thunderstorms and explosion, this is the year we kick Trump, McConnell, Nunes, […]

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Just Shelley

Time to Write

Damn it, it’s time to start writing again, before I get too old and feeble and forget how. Sorry, still no comments. Last time I had them, it didn’t end well. Hopefully discussions on Facebook and Twitter will be sufficient. Or the new WT.Social, from Wikipedia’s own Jimmy Wales. I’m ambivalent about it, but if […]

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Political

New Yorker piece on Al Franken

I should write a follow-up to my earlier piece on Al Franken, but time flies, writers plod. In the meantime, Jane Mayer of the New Yorker has an excellent piece on the entire fiasco, albeit she’s more sympathetic to Leeann Tweeden than I am. Senators who regret their hasty and pandering decision: too damn late. […]