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Did you notice that when one team loses, the game is over?

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The Kansas City Chiefs just lost the game. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes II accepted it well — and the teams moved among each other like old friends. The coaches from both teams mingled too.

No one screamed out, “The Chiefs WON!” as people left the stadium. …


Millions are happily staying put, thank you very much.

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I may not stay in California in the long term. But it’s not because of financial considerations; I simply want to be near my children and see my grandchildren grow up — and they’re currently in another state. So I will eventually make that move. And they‘re not coming here…


Anti-vaxxers have fewer options to maneuver

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Just recently, New York teachers were just denied the right to stay unvaccinated by the Supreme Court of the United States. They must be vaccinated or they will lose their jobs.

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom just announced that all eligible students 12 and up must be vaccinated against the…


We didn’t even know her, but we’re devastated.

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It’s not just because she’s White. I won’t deny that it played a role. We all know that Whiteness is the baseline in America for being a real American. That’s just the way it is. I do think it’s getting better incrementally-but it’s still a factor. And she was cute…


What are you really saying?

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There was a white man I used to work with at a research laboratory during the ’80s at a major automotive company. Vehicles, like most things, are tested in a lab. It’s not bad work. So this guy, one of us, you understand — no higher and no lower …


This is great! It's a coincidence, but I mention Emperor Severus in my latest article. We both had the Roman empire on our minds. Also - I love your writing!


It became intertwined with white supremacy.

Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung/Norbert Miguletz

Woke archeologists have suddenly realized that statues, the pearly white ones, weren’t necessarily white. When the treasures were found, colorful flecks were present. Assistants were directed to scrub the statues until they were clean and white. Are you surprised? I was too.

I’ve been to numerous museums in my life…


Leave. You can always come back.

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Sixteen years ago we watched as Hurricane Katrina approached the Louisiana coast. But we had a purpose. If needed, we would be going down there to help in the aftermath. It seemed to be what we needed since neither of us had a job. I myself had been pushed out…


It’s changing us. Can you feel it?

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I never met him, but a cousin of my husband died two nights ago. It was quite sudden; so quick that another cousin sent us a picture of him with her at her house from two weeks ago. He looked healthy. But COVID19 took him out of here.

So now…


Emotions are making them do weird and violent things

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I don’t know what’s going on. The nice, quiet, “luxury resort” townhome community I live in has simply changed. You used to never hear any noise but the splash of wine bottles hitting the garbage can, far off in the distance. That was after my neighbors ate the grilled fish…

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