Today’s media makes me ashamed

There's no hole on Earth deep enough for me to hide from the shame my former profession has brought me. Other than a short stint in public relations, I spent 34 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. For the last 25 years of my career, I worked at a mid-size daily, where we did … Continue reading Today’s media makes me ashamed

Report from Louisiana: All Four Monuments are Gone; Some Reflections

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Now that Mitch Landrieu has removed four Confederate era monuments in New Orleans, supposedly we can expect two things as stated by the mayor himself: Crime will drop and the city will unify. New Orleans population will swell to pre-Katrina numbers. Over the past few weeks Landrieu has used the … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: All Four Monuments are Gone; Some Reflections

Ten Thoughts Under My Fedora: Southwest & DaWife, Trump in Saudi Arabia and a Pope in the TARDIS

As of the moment I'm writing this post not knowing the final resolution to my situation with DaWife and Southwest Airlines is up in the air. After our 3rd (4th if you count Saturday's abortive attempt) call and a bunch of tweets and IMs and the changing goalposts my left the house vowing that she … Continue reading Ten Thoughts Under My Fedora: Southwest & DaWife, Trump in Saudi Arabia and a Pope in the TARDIS