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Joan’s Farrier

Ain’t everybody cut out to be Joan of Arc. The old proverb goes something like this: For want of a nail… For want of a fastener, the buffer between soft feet and rough terrain came aloose and emperilled the mission. … Continue reading

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100 Years of Paint & Other Love Stories

I listen to a lot of music. Most of the songs are about love– finding it or losing it. A few blur the lines and talk about stuff that goes on in the dark, but most are love stories. This … Continue reading

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Genius Loves Company

How’d I manage to miss this album? Let’s see… in 2003-04…. Bought a house, got married, had a baby. Guess I was busy…. Anyway. Ray Charles was in his early 70’s when he recorded this album. At the rate my joints … Continue reading

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In Praise of Luddites

Ludd·ite noun \ˈlə-ˌdīt\ : one of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest; broadly   : one who is opposed to especially technological change This post transmogrified before I even got started. It was … Continue reading

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Girl on Fire

Hey, y’all! Alicia Keys wrote a song all about me: Girl on Fire. I heard it on a commercial during the LSU (not on fire) game and just had to have it. My phone was/is acting wonky– it’s like it Apple programmed … Continue reading

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Just Stand/Mercy Now

“Stand” is one of my very favorite gospel songs. I first heard it at the Greater King David Baptist Church, Inner City location. That choir is full of amazing voices, and every week the music was like Whitney Houston’s funeral. It was … Continue reading

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V is For …

Yesterday, St. Mary’s hosted a quiz bowl tournament and nearly 30 teams showed up in a torrential rainstorm to duke it out using their gray matter. Or is it grey matter? Does it matter? What is matter? Well, let’s get … Continue reading

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