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I’m So Sorry

Congressional hearing room

Said no athlete ever: I’m so sorry my team won.  I’m so sorry we practiced harder. I’m so sorry my team is composed of better players than the team we beat. I’m so sorry we didn’t give the other team more chances to beat us. I’m so sorry we played a more intelligent game than …

A Day Without White People

Bicycle

There’s a movie I saw a few years ago called A Day Without a Mexican. It paints a picture of California during a day when suddenly and without explanation, all the Mexicans are gone. Those who rely on nannies, drivers, housecleaners, interpreters in hospitals and schools, as well as all the professional Mexicans simply are …

Spanish Lessons

Originally posted Thursday, October 13, 2013 It’s been a pretty boring time in the Pacific Northwest, where I find myself these days. Not much to write about. I get up and go to work every weekday, I take a guitar lesson every other Saturday, and I’ve begun sitting in on flamenco cante (song) lessons on Sundays. I …

Review: The Strange Death of Europe

The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray

by Douglas Murray This review refers to the paperback version published in the United States of America, 2018. There may be other books as timely, well-written, well-researched, and maddening as The Strange Death of Europe, but I don’t know of them. In 354 pages, including sixteen pages of endnotes, Mr. Murray presents and analyzes one …

An Elegy to American Culture

Here are a couple of paragraphs from my book, Where the Roads Lead (link below), a memoir of my pilgrimage to Rome, walking from Barcelona. Toward the end of the book, it seemed appropriate to include some thoughts about what the experience meant to me. The lessons are still in their formative stages and slow in coming, …