Whose Story?

Just saw Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained. I was excited to see it.  The first review I read was Spike Lee’s statement that he wasn’t going to see it because it was an insult to his ancestors. The debate about who as the right to tell a story concerning slavery was in my head …

It’s not all about YOU.

The four squad-bosses gathered around the wildfire-truck.  We had been assigned to dig and secure a section of fire-line that dove into a steep canyon and then in burn it off to create a firebreak and hold it through the late afternoon.   At the end of the day we debriefed

Sobbing for Home

My friend, who I liked to call Beezer, had an unlit cigarette dangling from her mouth, hiked her butt onto the edge of the pool table and took a shot, sinking the number she had called.  Before her next shot she took a big drink.  I told her, “Is this the day we chase the …