Monthly Archives: June 2020

What will it take to end glorification of the confederacy?

If I really wanted to answer that question, I would say “critical scale.”  Critical scale is achieved when there are enough people who want the change, and are willing to do what it takes to achieve it.  In what is … Continue reading

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WINGS WorldQuest: Aquilina D. Lestenkof

I spent 5 weeks on St. Paul Island, Bering Sea, Alaska in 2008–a place I had never heard of, let alone thought to visit.  I was there as an itinerant behavioral health worker.  On many of the outer islands in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad

Dad was a Juneteenth baby, born 1925.  While home the summer after he died and mother had gone into assisted living, it fell to me and Sis to clean out the house.  It was, as things like that often are, … Continue reading

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Bank of Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain, Mississippi is probably most widely known for being home to Blue Mountain College.  The former Bank of Blue Mountain on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main Street was established in 1905 when the bank purchased the site … Continue reading

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On retiring

Yes, at last the coveted day arrived officially May 31 as my insurance with the state ended and my Medicare became primary.  Although I have been off the payroll since May 9, there was much to do to wrap up … Continue reading

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