Vicarious Remembrance and the Legacy of JFK

Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, on its way to a lunch at the Dallas Trade Mart. Few historical events can hold such a stark and ghastly place in Americans’ memories. However, because over 60% of Americans were not alive on November 22, 1963, […]

November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time: The Moment That Forever Changed the World

Being a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a lifelong Texan, a liberal and a writer, I feel pretty obligated to write something about JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.  The thing is, it’s not that I don’t want to write a piece about JFK, but I’ve sat here for the last several […]