Selma to Montgomery: The Voting Rights Fight Continues

A few days ago, March 25th, marked two things of note: 1) Fred’s 50-something birthday, and 2) the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama to protest the lack of voting rights in the south at the time.  In a recently published article in Fred’s hometown newspaper, The Town Crier, Fred […]

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Sweet Home Alabama

[Sorry, the title was just too good to pass up!]  I am having withdrawal now, and I’m sad.  We just spent several fabulously incredible days with long-ago-then-new-again friends, Angela and David, and their son, Neil.  Angela and I worked together back in the early ’90s when we were both out on the east coast, and it was

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The Old Is New Again

Isn’t it fun when something that was old but really good comes back into the mainstream again?  So it goes with the sport of archery.  The popularity of this old-turned-new-again sport is soaring, thanks to Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] in The Hunger Games, and the spirited little red-head, Merida, in Disney’s Brave. I remember shooting

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Tuskegee, Alabama, is home to two National Historic Sites: the Tuskegee Institute NHS and the Tuskegee Airmen NHS.  We visited both en route to Montgomery, and had another fabulous day of history lessons learned / re-learned. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site celebrates Tuskegee Institute, a private, historically black university, and two of the early leaders

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