Angry Birds America

Angry Birds America

I just read there is going to be an Angry Birds movie, and my first thought was, “What could that film possibly be about?” The…

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Capitulation Nation

Capitulation Nation

Oh, you’re mad at Sony for killing its movie? Hold on. It’s hard to type when I’m laughing this hard. I wouldn’t have gone to…

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Carry me home

Carry me home

Jason Shelton, an American soldier, was on my plane to Greenville last night. I hadn’t slept in two days. I’d left my hotel 22 hours…

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Second grade soldier

Second grade soldier

My son learned to roller skate less than 48 hours ago. He’d be ashamed to admit it, but there were tears at first, but then…

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To the victims of 9/11: I'm sorry

To the victims of 9/11: I’m sorry

I honor the memory of the heroes and innocents who died ten years ago on September 11, 2001. I honor their bravery, their sacrifice, and…

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Worth a thousand nightmares

Worth a thousand nightmares

The kid on his way to UVA barely existed–he’d been chopped in half at the waist and burned down to a crusty black skeleton. The…

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Grown-ups can have hamsters

Grown-ups can have hamsters

“A boxer!” the boy exclaimed. We were in the car. Tom T. Hall was singing about old dogs and my kid was pointing out the…

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Remember today...

Remember today…

…the thousands of people who died on 9-11-01 and every one of their family and friends who carry a burden most of us cannot understand……

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Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day 2010

I arrived at the airport early because I was hopping on an international flight, because thunderstorms were already delaying the outbounds to Atlanta, and because…

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Still asking why

Still asking why

During the last Presidential administration, I used the word “why” a lot. Now that the guy I supported is in office, it would be pretty…

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