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IF ONLY THERE HAD BEEN A BRIEF CONCESSION SPEECH

Some of the greatest political speeches I have ever heard have been concession speeches. 

BLACK-EYED PEAS COVERED WITH HOPE

On Friday, I will do what I do every year on New Year’s Day.  I will eat a large serving of black-eyed peas while I watch football games on TV. 

I am a southerner and superstitious.  Accordingly, I firmly believe that beginning a New Year with a bowl of black-eyed peas can bring good luck.  And do we need a large serving of luck in 2021! 

AS I ZOOM THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS IN 2020, HERE IS WHAT I'M GRATEFUL FOR

During these silent nights, I will be dreaming of Christmases yet to come after the advent of vaccines and the epiphany that the pandemic has passed.

SAYING GOODBYE TO MY FRIEND WHO HAD ALL THE ANSWERS

Last weekend I lost a very close friend.  I never met him.  I never even had a conversation with him.  But he came into my home every weeknight for over 35 years for a half hour long visit. 

REMEMBERING JUDGE PAMELA REEVES

On September 10, 2020, Judge Pamela Reeves lost a long and courageous battle with cancer.

We lost her too soon, but she left us a legacy of law and grace.