Been thinking about setting up a website for myself, been lazy about it for several months now. But a couple of weeks ago I met a fellow journalist who said, why don't you blog to start with? See how it goes?
So ... let's see how it goes.
The name is one of the funniest bumper stickers I ever saw, I think while driving around Austin (which, come to think of it, is the kind of place you'd find bumper stickers like that). Then again, Plato once said "Only the dead have seen the end of war", which isn't nearly as funny.
My obsession these days is patriotism. I'll post some of what I write on the subject from time to time, as also other pieces I do. In the meantime, as a start, here are two quotes on patriotism.
1: Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. -George Jean Nathan, author and editor (1882-1958)
2: The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher standard. -Senator George McGovern