Monthly Archives: July 2010

Moving the color line

I just finished reading Not In My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped A Great American City by Antero Pietila. I had met the author and had lunch with him at the Roundtable of Baltimore Historians at the Maryland Historical Society in … Continue reading

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Into the mind…

In writing Well Considered, how could I, a white man, hope to get into the mind and soul of a black man and describe how he thinks and feels? And how could I do the same with my other black … Continue reading

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Another patriotic holiday…

Another patriotic holiday reminds me of Memorial Day and Veterans Day when I participate with the Memorial Day Writers Project near the Vietnam Veterans’  Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC.  Since I do this twice a year, I have added a … Continue reading

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Here’s Proof…

…that President Obama was not at G20 in Toronto last Saturday, as he pretended, but was instead with me at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. It’s flimsy proof, I admit, but … Continue reading

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