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Media downplay death of Alicia Nash with her husband John

I saw a bit of sexism on display by media and Twitter users in noting the deaths of John and Alicia Nash, the couple whose lives were portrayed in the movie “ 1,020 more words

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I Saw Him Live

I got to see B.B. King live in concert once.  I realize that millions of people have, that he toured relentlessly until now when he will never tour again.   705 more words

In So Many Words

Stories matter

Yesterday was Friday. And like many Fridays, unless there is something pressing, work is more about just finishing up a few things and getting through to the end of the day. 667 more words

Family History

Errol Brown

You might not know the name, but you sure do know the voice.

Come on.  You know how much you love this song.

Errol Brown was the lead singer for Hot Chocolate, an interracial Funk/R&B group who had a major hit with “You Sexy Thing” in the 70s.   103 more words


Farewell @CaptainRanty

Dick Puddlecote

Farewell @CaptainRantyI was just heading out last night when the very sad news appeared on Twitter that fellow blogger and friend Captain Ranty… 820 more words


Death of Colin Grainger

by John Kersey

I was saddened to learn that Colin Grainger, known to the blogosphere as Captain Ranty, has died. He was a past chairman of Freedom2Choose, campaigning for the rights of smokers, an advocate of Lawful Rebellion and a passionate, often ranty, opponent of the prevailing establishment. 228 more words


Terry Pratchett

I’ve mentioned my love of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series here before.  His satirical fantasy world helped poke good humor and righteous outrage at human foibles and failings, small and large.   215 more words