Back in the Stone Age, and only three television channels, watching sports was severely limited by today’s standards. Thanks to my pal T.J. for the idea to revisit the old days of mostly black & white television. ABC’s Wide World of Sports, on Saturday afternoons, was a cavalcade of sports programming. No, it was not … More Wide World of Sports
Fascism. We fought a world war over against fascist regimes in Europe and elsewhere, and yet it’s tentacles are poisoning America. Aside from climate change, fascism is the greatest threat to America today. That’s my view. If fascism was a dance move, it would be the goosestep. In the 1930s, fascism existed primarily in Europe, … More Fascism, But Can You Dance to it?
Sicario, and its sequel, Sicario: The Day of the Soldado, are quite the violent journeys through the Mexican cartels. Both are complex action-thrillers. Sicario is primarily about (Emily Blunt) FBI agent Kate Macer, as she joins forces with shadowy members of a joint task force of Defense Department and Justice Department operatives, plus CIA officer … More Sicario 1 & 2
The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it. Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths
Bing West was recently profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. The author of a series of books on Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, West is a Marine combat veteran and later served in the Defense Department. He was imbedded with troops in various war zones, including Afghanistan, which is the backdrop for One Million Steps. The opposite … More One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War
As a kid, I watched a World War II show called The Rat Patrol. Four Allied soldiers and two Jeep’s with mounted machine guns operated in North Africa. These fast, maneuverable vehicles allowed the Rat Patrol to stage hit and run attacks on German conveys. Fast forward to the 1990s and the Taliban in Afghanistan … More The Vehicle of Desert Warfare