Tag: America

Heartbreak and history

It was just another Tuesday, and I was just another 15-year-old sophomore in high school. My mind had little regard for anything except girls, sports, what I’d eat for lunch and how I’d get through math class. I didn’t have a cell phone or a driver’s license. I was nowhere near New York City or ...

About travelers

I had been on the road just shy of a week, and gone hundreds of miles through four states when we stopped to eat breakfast at a place called The Bear Trap.

A look back on a weird month

July was a roller coaster of a month — full of ups and downs — so it should be fun to look back.

A tough, rewarding task

They said it couldn’t be done, but it’s done.

What does it mean to be American?

During today’s Fourth of July festivities, I am stuck at home with the police scanner because everyone else is out of town. I can’t venture outside of the scanner’s range, but I’ve had a lot of time to think. I’ve spent most of the day watching “America: The Story of Us” on the History Channel ...

An open letter to elected officials

Dear elected officials and future candidates, I am a 28-year-old American citizen. I have a four-year degree from a reputable university. I have a job, and I am also a registered voter with the power to provide you with yours. What I am about to tell you may not be the same feeling your constituents ...

Opening (holi)day

The 2011 edition of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is in the books and the season is into its first week, but there is still one issue begging to be addressed.

Prayers and politics (Jan. 20, 2009)

Somebody once said there are two things you should never talk about with people: politics and religion. If that’s true, brace yourselves, because — with all due respect to that anonymous orator of conversational etiquette — I’m about to discuss both in one post.