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Mary, Full of Grace, with a Little Splash of Vinegar

There were some Southern traditions that my mother seemed to delight in ignoring. One was wearing roses on Mother’s Day: red if your mother was …

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Oh, Say Can You See… Somebody Done Somebody Wrong…

This recent spate of patriotic holidays has got me thinking about country music. It’s not that I’m an aficionado of that genre by any stretch …

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A "Karen" by Any Other Name

A “Karen” by Any Other Name . . .

In gratitude and memoriam for Erica Garner, Heather Heyer, Fannie Lou Hamer, Coretta Scott King, Dorothy Parker, Ida B. Wells, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg    …

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Whose Story Is It?

All this talk about history and statues reminded me of my third-grade lessons in Mrs. Bennett’s class. It was there that I learned to recite …

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“Sir, Can We Talk About Your Knee on My Neck?”

Try to imagine this scenario. You walk into your home and see that it has been plundered by burglars. You even know who the burglars …

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