LoneStar (1996)

The best of the John Sayles films, which is saying a lot. Sayles is an auteur of independent films. He wrote, directed and edited LoneStar. It all start with two off-duty soldiers finding human bones on an abandoned Army rifle range looking for old bullets. Then a sheriff’s star is discovered among the bones. It … More LoneStar (1996)

Me the People

I have always looked this country as brimming with hope, not perfect by any measure, but evermore a high road of democracy.  People risk their lives to come here for a better chance.  Our democracy and freedoms are envied.  Yet, a major divide exists internally, we are both a nation of people wanting to kick … More Me the People

Candy Of the Past

You know you are getting old when you try to find candy that was been off the market for years. Finding specialty candy that is still manufactured can be a challenge as I found out trying to find a Clark Bar. I got to thinking about the candy of my youth. A candy bar cost … More Candy Of the Past

John Boehner

The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a funny guy. From humble beginnings he becomes second in the line of succession to the Presidency. Hard as nails in outward persona, he is prone to shed tears. He looks like he could model men’s wear for Wall Street bankers, yet he retains the … More John Boehner

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson has a unique place in American history. We mostly know her as a First Lady, but also successful in business and she carved out her own legacy, apart from her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Her given name was Claudia, but most everyone knew her as Lady Bird, the wife of LBJ. “I … More Lady Bird Johnson

Lost to Time

My neighbor, an elderly lady, has a clothesline in her backyard. Metal T posts with four wire lines attached to the horizontal bars. It does not appear to have been used recently, except for the birds that lounge on it. Clothesline are ancient history for most city dwellers, probably resigned to older parts of town … More Lost to Time