Category Archives: personal

My college courses, if I could do it all over

Duke was a great experience for me … apart from the classes. Perhaps that’s a bit harsh. I had some great teachers, but I had a lot of lousy ones. The academic advising wasn’t great except within the music department, … Continue reading

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Whatever happens Tuesday …

… there will be too many people motivated by prejudice and fear. They accept stereotypes of immigrants while turning a blind eye to the violence of people whose families have been for generations. They will ignore the industries and farms … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Confederate flag

Our town has a pretty big Halloween parade, and it’s an annual tradition to toss blankets and chairs along the parade route to stake a good viewing spot. Yesterday, I saw this: Yes, that’s a Confederate flag blanket on the … Continue reading

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About my name

“Beau” has passed “Bo” in popularity as a male name, according to Social Security records:

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On gender, bubbles, sociology and prejudice

There’s a fine line between prejudice and sociology. I can’t remember when I first said that, and I can’t remember if someone else said it first. Google can’t help me with that because the thought somehow got in my head … Continue reading

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Lent’s over. So where should I post and share?

Being a freelance writer of diverse interests is a bit like being a dog in a yard full of squirrels. Focus is always going to be a challenge too often attacked with snacks. My social media restrictions over Lent were … Continue reading

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Lent’s over. So what do I say now?

No Twitter. No political-ish discussions, more or less. That was what I intended to do during Lent, which I observe as much for the secular self-improvement aspects as the religious meaning. By the letter of the law, I cheated. On … Continue reading

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