Qantas Flight 741, LAX – BNE 12:23 PM (Black Mountain, NC), 2:20AM (Brisbane, Australia) Mmmm… good travel luck: This flight to Australia is a long one, especially on top of flights from the east coast, but somehow I ended up with a bank of three seats to myself. I offered to switch with the […]
Tonight I played at Abraham Lincoln’s church. No kidding. Yes, that Abraham Lincoln. John C. Calhoun and Andrew Jackson went there, too, and Dr. King preached there a bit more recently. I can’t help but have those images run together in my mind and imagine how Abraham Lincoln would have enjoyed listening to a sermon from Dr. King at his own church, New York Avenue Presbyterian.
I guess it’s fitting that Dan the Tan Van is retiring too, given that my own career is being suspended soon. You might think that my own plans to move to Australia would be more glamorous than Dan’s retirement plans, but you’d be wrong.
This morning I checked the news when I found a disturbing story in the news about a military recruitment center on Times Square being bombed by a small and ineffectual improvised explosive tossed from a bicycle. The ‘comments’ beneath the article are predictable, including some anti-immigrant posturing, “I bet they’ll find out it was someone foreign!”; and […]
Black Mountain, NC (home) In an unforeseen fit of motivation, I find that I’m finally joining the new millennium and starting an honest-to-goodness blog. Not that I’m a luddite. Actually, it could be argued that I was a proto-blogger: blogging before we had even made up the word. I started writing “Notes From the Road” […]
I was a “proto-blogger.” That is to say that I started publishing “Notes From the Road” on my web site back in way 1997, laboriously chiseling them into my stone pda with a woolly mammoth tusk. Coincidentally, my first blog was published a few weeks before the word “weblog” ever appeared in print. These are […]