Tag Archives: Houston Post

Applying weight to the memories that feed our souls

[Six years ago I posted this on another blog. I’ve long since abandoned that blog but it still resides in the Internet. One day it will probably die of neglect. So I’ve decided to migrate some of my favorite posts … Continue reading

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On languages, culture and civilization – and a genuine apology

THE CLAIM BY Iowa GOP Congressman Stephen King the other day that white people – or people from the United States and Western Europe – are the only ones who have made a contribution to civilization reminds me of a … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to be an American

ONE OF THE pleasures of working as a columnist for The Houston Post was the letters (and phone calls)I’d get from readers. This was before most people had access to email, so readers actually had to go through the trouble of finding some … Continue reading

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On barking dogs. And dead horses

It is not the job of minority columnists to make right wingers comfortable in their xenophobia. Continue reading

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The absence of sanity

War is surely not just an absence of peace. War is an absence of sanity. Continue reading

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Letter from Barbados

[Note: for an explanation on what I was doing in Barbados, please see the previous post.] February 20, 1984 “WE’RE ALL thinking about you,” she told me. [Houston Post Publisher Doug] Creighton’s secretary, that is. Should I believe her? Of … Continue reading

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My life as a Bajan: Stranded in Barbados

LATE IN 1983, a few months after the Toronto Sun bought the Houston Post, the new owners decided to take advantage of a treaty that would allow them to funnel their U.S. profits through Barbados and back to Canada, to … Continue reading

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