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Elmore at 100

August 11, 2018 – Dad would have been 100 today. It was not an age he expected to reach and when he died 20 years ago at 80, no other Jenks male in our line had lived so long. But … Continue reading

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Al Gore and the Collective Boomer Consciousness

  This cartoon, drawn circa 1970 amid the intensity of my college years,* captures what most of us Boomers knew back then: We humans were suffocating the life out of God’s green earth. And not all Boomers were mired at … Continue reading

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TrumpAneutics

August 3, 2019 – My social media world is a fairly insulated community of flatulent former flower children, church nerds, and enlightened Boomers. Thus I might get the impression that everyone thinks Donald Trump is a lying, semi-literate narcissist with … Continue reading

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Harry and the Bombs of August

The way Harry Truman saw it in August 1945, there was a sickening possibility that the Second World War would end in an unprecedented bloodbath. The only alternative to a mutual massacre of American and Japanese troops, he believed, was … Continue reading

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When Kennedys Meet Out Yonder

August 1, 2018 – Senator Edward M. Kennedy died nine years ago this month. At the time I fantasized what it might have been like when Teddy crossed over. Would he have been greeted by his long-dead brothers? And what … Continue reading

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Grandpa, What Was Print Media?

July 29, 2018 – A few years ago my oldest grandson asked what I had done in the Air Force and his father told him I had used a typewriter. “What’s a typewriter?” he asked. Now before my youngest grandson … Continue reading

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An Unplanned Conversation with Julian Bond

Among the decaying newsprint clippings I discovered in the attic this weekend was a February 20, 1970 issue of The Spotlight, the student newspaper of Eastern Baptist College. Headlining the issue was an exclusive interview with Georgia legislator Julian Bond … Continue reading

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