Yesterday we went out to the Texas “hill country,” the home territory of President Lyndon Johnson. We visited the LBJ Ranch and the western White House, where John twisted arms under live oak trees and has a phone in every room. In Johnson’s childhood, the hill country was a place of great poverty, and one […]
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and remember to let down your hair.
We toured the Alamo yesterday. As we walked the grounds, we happened across three volunteers who demonstrated the multiple steps of loading, tamping down, and firing the arms used by the defenders of the Mission against the overwhelming forces of Santa Anna. The process was cumbersome and posed a special risk for the humble pinky. […]
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At the Jake (okay, technically Progressive Field) to watch the Tribe take on the Tigers. There’s few things sadder than a tarp on a baseball field. C’mon, rain gods — give us a break!
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Today is the 15th anniversary of 9/11. On this quiet Sunday, many Americans will recall the horror of that awful day, the nightmarish quality of the footage of crashing planes and burning, collapsing buildings, and the heroism of those who responded to the worst attack against the United States since Pearl Harbor. Fifteen years is […]
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I stopped at the Lincoln Memorial, my favorite national monument, on my visit to the National Mall early this morning. It never fails to inspire me, and I stop there whenever I can for a few minutes of silent, awed contemplation of our greatest President. This morning I was struck by the message on the […]
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