Tag Archives: Mothers’ Day

The passing of my Mimi Dorothy

Dorothy Maxine Lambie Avery, the last of my grandparents, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 93 in Lexington, Kentucky, not terribly far from where I was was born 50 years ago, and where she lived for most of her adult life. She was one of my favorite people in the entire world, and […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Mike Shecket

Today’s interview subject, Mike Shecket, has the distinction, I believe, of being the first person to leave Ypsilanti as a direct result of Obamacare. It sounds like bullshit, I know, but it’s actually true. So, if you were looking for one more reason to either love or hate the President, now you’ve got it…. Here’s […]

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Happy Mothers Day

After all, there’s no reason that victims of rape and incest shouldn’t be able to share this special day with everyone else… [Tonight’s post is brought to you by the phrase, “rape audit,” which was just introduced into the American lexicon thanks to our our friends in the Republican Party, who are apparently all for […]

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The Pill

I was going to let the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill go by without comment, but then it dawned on me how ironic it was that it fell on Mother’s Day. I’d have to dig into the old history books to confirm it, but I’m thinking that maybe it wasn’t a coincidence. Maybe, […]

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Castro on the oil spill

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Fidel Castro, but it’s hard to disagree with him on the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and what it illustrates. Here’s what he had to say in a statement released yesterday: This disaster “shows how little governments can do against those who control the capital, […]

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