"It's clear that we haven't overcome -- not really. Not completely. No matter what the song says."


Posted at 1:48 am

Dee was feisty. Just ask the kids she grew up with in post-World War II Virginia. “I used to fight a lot,” she told me when I interviewed her for a newspaper story a few years ago. “Even though I was one of the shortest kids, I wouldn’t back down from anyone.” For example, she […]

Posted at 3:34 pm

  For years people have been asking me: “Do you have a Web site?”  At first this question was met with the same glassy look I usually reserve for my brother-in-law when he starts talking about auto mechanics or plumbing (“What?  I have a serpentine belt?  Who knew?”) But as time has gone on and […]