Reading the General, or Ixnay on the “Sherman Didn’t Burn Enough” Bumper Sticker

Then sang we a song of our chieftain That echoed over river and lea; And the stars of our banner shone brighter When Sherman marched down to the sea! * One-hundred fifty years ago this week, General William Tecumseh Sherman sat on a log on the Broad River—not far from where I type this evening—and […]

Today, the Revolution Did Not Happen (but it May Have Started)

An Argentinian Catholic, a Tibetan Buddhist, a Pakistani Muslim and an American Lesbian Talk Show Host walk into a bar. Bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve your kind here.” The foursome exchanges looks and replies, “Well, damn! Then who do you serve?!” … Today, the Revolution did not happen. (But it may have started.) Instead, […]