After stating my intention to drop the subject, I received a letter from a close friend who implied that I am out of touch with the reality of racism in America. He seemed to suggest that talk of critical race theory and woke culture in general are devices with which to distract…
Dear Friends, You won’t be hearing from me for a while. My original plan was to thoroughly explore the issue of racism, and once that effort was…
Getting caught up in a typical action movie—for instance, one starring one of my own favorites, Jason Statham—demands that we step outside the…
“My heroes have always been cowboys,” sang the late Waylon Jennings. As for me, my heroes have always been Marines. Naturally, since we risked our lives…
Guest Column published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 19, 2020
This is an update. Being new to this platform, I forgot to include the Subscribe option at the end. You are cordially invited to subscribe to my…
A Conversation with Jim Mayfield For 50 years, photographer Jim Mayfield has been producing amazing images. We’ve been friends for 58 years. Besides…
Saints quarterback Drew Brees sparked controversy recently when he stated: "Every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and…
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