Independence Day 2020: Reflections on Monuments, History, and Now


On this 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, wherein the seeds of the United States of America were planted, I am struck by how much and how little ,we have achieved. If nothing else, we have fought continuously to define what “independence,” “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” “freedom,” “rights,” and “responsibility” mean. … More Independence Day 2020: Reflections on Monuments, History, and Now

The Civil War of 2015 – Part I: Ding-Dong, The Flag Is Gone


The Emanuel Nine Massacre in Charlotte, South Carolina has forced America to finally come to grips with one of the ugliest facets of its 239-year history: The War Between the States (aka The Civil War)—and, more importantly, the scourge of Racism, which has always been at the heart of American History. When I look back … More The Civil War of 2015 – Part I: Ding-Dong, The Flag Is Gone