This Thanksgiving, I am reflecting on absent friends. I was able to say goodbye to some; in other cases neither of us realized we would soon be parted.
Memorial Day 2023 has me considering the nature of sacrifice, what it means to leave cover and run toward the sound of gunfire.
Some quotes and observations on the Declaration of Independence and the “Spirit of Liberty.”
Eight memories of my father from my youth. They have an emotional salience that underscores one or more lessons I took away–eventually.
I have blogged about 9-11 14 times, starting with Lesser Sons of Greater Fathers in 2008. 9-11 is an American cultural watershed as transformative an event as Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, and the Moon landing.
In an Aug-18-2021 speech to House of Commons, Tom Tugendhat emphasizes the need for patience and persistence to achieve peace.