DO WE DARE ASK?

Back in the 1970’s “All in the Family” was the leading situation comedy in the nation.  The program flourished in the wake of the civil rights movement. You can still see reruns on television.  Archie Bunker was its main protagonist and America laughed at all of his flaws, his narrow-mindedness, and arrogance.  We laughed at his irrational logic and America laughed and cried at the man’s bigotry. Archie Bunker had created his own reality, created in his image.

BEASTS IN THE BARRACKS

Few know that I spent four years behind bars.  No, I wasn’t a bartender, nor was I a criminal.  I was a Citadel cadet, attending the military college of South Carolina, where they locked us up at night. Ground floor room windows had bars, and each barracks’ iron gates safely secured five hundred men each … Continue reading BEASTS IN THE BARRACKS

“No Mercy for Mercer”

  The Citadel Bulldogs opened up their inner conference play against the Mercer Bears. The Bulldogs entered the contest rolling on a three-game winning streak and looked to extend it to four. They capitalized on this opportunity by defeating Mercer (4-4) 79-69. Lew Stallworth led the way with a double-double including 16 points and 10 … Continue reading “No Mercy for Mercer”

LET THERE BE PEACE!

It was the Sunday before Christmas and a precocious four-year-old boy, attending Sunday school class, told his teacher, “There are some poor kids next to us who have no daddy, no toys and no aunt Jane.”  The young Sunday school teacher felt that she had identified a teachable moment. She seized the opportunity and asked … Continue reading LET THERE BE PEACE!