For Date Night, Mrs. T. and I went to see the documentary about James Baldwin. It’s very good. No wonder it has been nominated for an Oscar. We left the theater in silence and didn’t talk for a while during the drive back. It is a movie that requires a lot of post-viewing processing time.
It’s pretty incredible how technology has progressed. Mrs. T. felt very strongly when we married that we shouldn’t have TV (more here). She thought it would be better for our marriage. And, when we had our first child, she didn’t want TV to be a babysitter. It has paid off. All of our children learned
The video below, or click here, is one of the most moving I’ve ever seen. Watch it now, and I will save my comments below for afterwards. I first met Andy Palmer about 15 years ago. We used to meet for periodic breakfasts and lunches. I had asked my friend Tony Frazier for the name of one
Something is happening in America. The Iowa caucuses are today and the gun has fired officially for the presidential election. This cycle was supposed to be about Super PAC funding pushing establishment-friendly candidates to the forefront. Instead, on the left and the right, Sanders and Trump are thus far out-polling Clinton and Bush. Sanders features
I just finished reading Eugene Sledge’s book, With The Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa. It is an unvarnished account of his time in the Marine Corps during WWII, fighting some of the gritiest battles in the campaign against Japan. It’s a very courageously-written book about what life was like as an infantryman and the
It’s Memorial Day Weekend. For me, it is one of my favorite family holidays. It’s a time of near-closure and the beginning of summer. Our older children are about to start final exams, and our younger ones are nearly done with school, too. Our oldest child will be going for a month to France and is