MEMORIAL DAY 2016 And with one weekend, one barbecue, one family squabble.. the season of heat begins. Enjoy every last fleeting moment of it. After all, wasn’t it just 2006 yesterday? Today, my wife and I took my son, Ayden, to a town parade and Memorial Day service. It was sparsely crowded. A few people, … Read moreMEMORIAL DAY 2016
In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about. He calls it The ghastly tragedy of the suburbs
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTVSBiBz10k?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=250&h=187] The Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash. America. Nostalgia. The good old days weren’t always that good. Tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems..
AMERICA THE PARANOID Welcome to your July 4, 2015.. fear, dreadful fear, has enveloped the entire nation. From sea to horrible sea, we are living in a state of anxiety.. abundant horror.. That previous paragraph was written in complete sarcasm. So turn off the news for the 4th and live some life and get back your heart and … Read more
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV3L6cWiRKQ?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=250&h=187] Every year I present my favorite piece of nostalgia from pop culture.. The Fourth of July finale of the WONDER YEARS.. The show captured what Americana still exists in me–the idea that the past is in your little home town but the future so often leaves it.. The meaning of it, and the … Read more
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyhCOPh48ew?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=250&h=141] Mark Dice strikes again. What is worse: People thinking America is 2,015 years old? Or people celebrating without having a clue as to the country we declared independence from (Except tourists in America, who have much more knowledge than Americans) ?
Telling tales. Americans are obsessed with telling stories about themselves.. but as this author Qi Wang reveals, Asians are not