Tag Archives: Steve King

The White American Dinosaurs

Graduate school at Duke was fine. North Carolina was a bit problematic. There were the Lost Cause folks sure that the South would rise again – they hadn’t really lost that war. There was the New South crowd – forget … Continue reading

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Lessons for Losers

There was an NBA playoff game on the television in the other room. The Boston Celtics were playing the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that’s always disconcerting for a former English teacher. Those guys from Boston didn’t look Irish, and none of … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

This started long ago. In 1947, the British government withdrew from its commitment to the 1923 Mandate for Palestine – the Ottoman Empire was long gone, and now so were the Nazis, but now there was no way to arrive … Continue reading

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When Monday Morning Rolls Around

Things always look different on Monday morning. That’s when you actually remember the weekend. You might have a new large and regrettable tattoo to jog your memory, which will be hard to explain, probably not. Still, the weekend was great, … Continue reading

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Explaining the Indefensible

If memory serves, kids want to be adults because they have an odd concept of adulthood, as that glorious state of freedom where you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. They’ll never hear those words again – Young man, … Continue reading

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