Thoughts, Prayers and Condolences

On Sunday, November 5, a young man walked into a Texas church armed with an AR-15 and opened fire, killing 26 people and wounding another twenty.  The victims of Sutherland Springs include a five-year-old child and a pregnant woman. The pastor’s fourteen-year-old daughter was murdered while her parents were away on vacation. This was the […]

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A lost Cause

The Civil War has never been won. As a historical fact, of course, the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 but no one can reasonably say that the hostilities ceased on that date. The Civil War did not end with Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 or the formation of the Ku Klux Klan on […]

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To the victor go the spoils

I always remember that America was established not to create wealth—though any nation must create wealth which is going to make an economic foundation for its life—but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal. America has put itself under bonds to the earth to discover and maintain liberty now among men, and if she […]

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No one is safe here

When will we feel safe? As a society, how do we decide when we are legally and physically secure? With the deaths of four Green Berets in Niger many in the media are asking questions about the ‘mission’ in Africa or how Trump is ‘responsible’ for their deaths. The current inglorious media circus began with […]

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Jim Crow Sculpture

“100 yards from where we stand, less than 90 days perhaps after my return from Appomattox, I horse-whipped a negro wench, until her skirts hung in shreds, because upon the streets of this quiet village she had publicly insulted and maligned a Southern lady.” Julian Carr, speaking at the dedication of the Memorial to Civil […]

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A Reintroduction

  Six years ago I started the blog Thoughts That Cure Radically. The format of the blog was straightforward. Every week I would visit art exhibitions in New York City and write a review of about a page or a page and a half about the show. The exhibitions could be in either galleries or […]

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