Tag: election

  • RAISED UP WHITE IN ALABAMA

    RAISED UP WHITE IN ALABAMA

    Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in a series of interviews I’m conducting with people across the country. This is an effort to get to know the stories of the people whose status updates I see on Facebook.  It is the discovery of how[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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  • Your Cheating Heart

    Your Cheating Heart

    Three intelligent, capable, lovely women. Three very tawdry men. Anthony Weiner. Donald Trump. Bill Clinton. It's like watching a Shakespearean tragedy unfold, the way the lives of these women have become so enmeshed in scandal because their husbands lack self-control. Self-control is the result of[..]
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  • This is My Confession

    This is My Confession

      She opened up the appointment book and flipped through the pages, trying to figure out a way to schedule the next haircut around both of our schedules. If we don't get it on the books, then too many weeks pass by and I grow[..]
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  • Earl’s Stupid Human Tricks

    Earl’s Stupid Human Tricks

        Sitting in the courtroom, listening to Earl's momma lie through her pearly white teeth, Morgan wished upon her momma's grave that she had not thrown out that book. She wished she'd read it cover-to-cover. Wished for all things fried in deep fat that[..]
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  • Jesus is Not an American

    Jesus is Not an American

      I've been doing some reading about the effects of unforgiveness on the physical body. It has to do with that next novel I'm writing. But while going through reams of scientific research, I got to thinking about this election year. I was going to[..]
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  • Donald Trump’s Grammatical Error

    Donald Trump’s Grammatical Error

      I was out-of-town the day the news over Donald Trump's reportedly misogynist statement about Megyn Kelly broke. I did not hear his statements first-hand, so I could only judge by the context provided me by news reporters. Which is a problem. Perhaps Trump's  brouhaha[..]
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  • Judging Intellect

    Judging Intellect

    There I was, all decked out in my red suede shoes and glossy pink lipstick, enjoying myself. Not at all expecting what was about to transpire. I would have bet my last bag of pork skins that never in a million years would an elected[..]
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