Category Archives: Honest talk

Native tongue

Domio (Joe) and Annie Watson started school in the dusty southwest Oklahoma town of Elgin, the oldest two children of their part white, part Muscogee (Creek) family. The Elgin area included families with jobs at the nearby Air Force base. … Continue reading

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Rage, White and Blue

Today was a day off from work, a surprisingly rainy day for the first time in 100 days, and the combination of free time and staying home meant curling up in a chair and breathing easy. I sat down at … Continue reading

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Fight for the future

When today’s young people look back on 2016, I can’t help but believe this year will be their Democratic Convention ’68, their Vietnam protests, their Watergate protests. This will be their Kent State. Some current youngsters wonder what “being a … Continue reading

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Swimming Up Current in Life’s Mid-Stream

I went for that magical College Education, the sure-fire way of being successful in the mid-20th Century. I earned a degree in Communications with a Speech and Theater emphasis because I wanted to be a screenwriter, or go into television … Continue reading

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The “Invisible” Woman

I’m currently paying my bills by working as a baker in a chain grocery store. Yesterday was an unsavory day. There were only three of us working, and as it was the Friday before Thanksgiving the place was packed with … Continue reading

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