Felling Sam

Felling Sam

ShareI must say, my first reaction when I saw Silent Sam lying with his face in the dirt was, “Well, he was made of better material than that statue in Durham.” Sam looked pretty much intact as he lay there. The Durham Confederate crumbled into a heap of scrap metal...
Transforming the suburbs

Transforming the suburbs

ShareThe Washington Post this weekend profiled the Chesterfield County, Virginia, as a possible warning sign to Republicans. The county voted for a Democrat for governor this year for the first time since 1961. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee and governor-elect,...
Home From Korea by Christmas, 1950

Home From Korea by Christmas, 1950

ShareIn October, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur promised his troops that had been recalled into military service and sent to Korea–after the war started in June, 1950–that he would have us: “home by Christmas, 1950.” (I was on the way to a troop ship in...

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