These Days We Have Been Given

  March 21, 2006  Tuesday We do not decide the times in which we live, but we can dictate what will make of the days we have been given.  This I could not have written while first in college in the Nineties, which seems decades ago.  When first setting out into the wider world, nearly…

A Seed Planted in Rock

  November 24, 2004  Wednesday Hello once again Home– I got your newest mail, and I am glad to hear that you are still doing well.  I also liked getting your news clipping proclaiming a rejuvenating Iraq amid a nay-saying American media.  I’d like to write my thoughts on this below, to the article you sent….

Yellow Journalism on the Prairie: Illinois Ablaze Amid the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in a Political Fire Flamed by the Ink of Partisan Newsprint

written June 2009 The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 are generally perceived and beheld as a series of seven oratory contests between two Illinois men of renown, the prize being a United States Senate seat. The historical record of the events, however, in the form divisive newspaper reports and editorials, theoretically expanded the field to that…