Tag Archives: White Supremacists

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

Posted in Republican Racism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Necessary Naming of Parts

Henry Reed was a British airman in World War II and his poem about a rifle lesson is rather famous – Lessons of War: The Naming of Parts – a narrative poem about a rifle lesson, at the time designated … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Job at Hand

Everyone should read Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine for a sense of what summer used to be like in 1928 in small-town America – “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

And Despair

It’s no wonder kids find high school English tedious. They have to read tedious poetry, and then have something to say about it if they haven’t yet mastered the art of fading into the woodwork for forty minutes each day. … Continue reading

Posted in End of the Tea Party | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments