2014

Grand Canyon, Arizona

June 18, 2014
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From “Midnight On The Desert” by J.B. Priestly, 1937 I have heard rumors of visitors who were disappointed. The same people will be disappointed at the Day of Judgment. In fact, the Grand Canyon is a sort of landscape Day of Judgment. It is not a show place, a beauty spot, but a revelation. The […]

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Sixteen Hundred Miles In Arizona

June 14, 2014
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Saturday: I was nervous as I packed my bag. I generally look forward to┬átravel with the abandon of a curious child but this time was different. I would be driving more than 1,600 miles on this week-long┬átrip – roughly the distance from Augusta, Maine to Miami, Florida. I love to explore the country but I […]

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Racism, Tragedy, Comedy: Sorting Out the Sordid Donald Sterling Fiasco

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The NBA went into a feeding frenzy last week (and with it the American media, followed by the American public) over an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling saying blatantly racist things to his fifty-years younger, alleged mistress. The cascade of events that followed could only have been dreamed up by some […]

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