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Mother Emanuel, American Holocaust

Friday afternoon in July in Charleston, South Carolina and the heat is in the mid-90s. The black woman, whose name I never got, sweats in the sun, removing┬ádead flowers, dried wreaths, and the other desiccated offerings at the foot of … Continue reading

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Why I Love Fourth of July

If you’re a full-blown alcoholic, the two best days of the year are Fourth of July and St. Patrick’s Day. ┬áSuper Bowl Sunday is a close second–nachos/half-time show–but a massive beer holiday before a Monday is a terrible combination when … Continue reading

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