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  • Living the parting hour.

    On the Death of Anne Brontë By Charlotte Bronte There’s little joy in life for me,      And little terror in the grave;I ‘ve lived the parting hour to see      Of one I would have…

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    Some Sunday Stuff: September 29th.

    Look, we’re obviously so busy and laser-focused on work and stuff. So busy we had to pose for a timed selfie, of course. How did I get here? I don’t mean here-here…

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    Lent 2019: Uncommonly common.

    Still posing for selfies even with two needles in my chest for plasmapheresis… while wearing a jaunty beret. (taken March 2019)   Last Sunday, Z and I met up with my girl…

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    Lent 2019: Are you there God? It’s me, Alisha.

    Some of the contents of the inside and from the outside of the recently departed fridge.   I’ve had a few days lately that have made me wonder what is up with…

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    Lent 2019: Lacking merit in the meritocracy.

    (Image Credit)   In the midst of teaching Zoe about The Stamp Act and The Sugar Act, and a bunch of other lead-ups to the American Revolution this morning, news broke that…

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    Lent 2019: Dreading the unexpected, even when it’s expected.

      (Image Source)   Last month, my mom was admitted to the hospital for a list of reasons: kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, dehydration, anemia, and the flu. When my brother…

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    The Preachers: Jerry Falwell, Sr.: Part 2

    President Ronald Reagan and Reverend Falwell. (Image Source)   When last we left off on Falwell, it was the mid-60’s, his Thomas Road Baptist Church was growing, and he was staunchly against…

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    Untitled. Or “Yes, I do prefer the company of the dead.”

    “Sarah Mae Flemming (2nd from left) is joined by Julia E. King and attorneys Lincoln C. Jenkins & Matthew J. Perry.The photograph was taken by John W. Goodwin, a Columbia [S.C.] photographer.”…

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    Flashback Friday: That time Lincoln planned to free the slaves and send them south of the border.

    Engraving by Thomas Nast in 1865. (Source)   I recently binge-listened to “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David W. Blight on Audible. It clocks in at nearly 37 hours, and makes…

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    Festivus 2018

      It’s Festivus, and if you don’t know what it is, or need a refresher, watch this:     When I mentioned that I haven’t done any public airing of grievances in…