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My Family’s Doll Test

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi* writing for The Atlantic: Regardless of your race, it’s never too early to consider the messages a child is receiving from the world around them. Color blindness is not an option. Research has demonstrated that even at 1 year old, our children notice different skin colors. We can impress upon children […]

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Reason Roundup: Kansans Reject Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure—and It’s Not Even Close

Elizabeth Nolan Brown reporting for Reason.com: Voters overwhelmingly voted against a measure that would have allowed abortion to be banned in Kansas in the first post-Roe test of abortion’s legality put directly to the people. Yeah, that’s the kind of crazy thing about the Dobbs decision — the people of our fair nation are overwhelmingly […]

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Merry Christmas, and Remember…

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Ahhh…

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First Dose of Moderna

Today, my wife and I each got the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Thanks Dolly! So far — some nine hours later — no side effects to speak of. The injection site feels about as sore as a seasonal flu shot makes you feel. I can tell you that, again, so far, this […]

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Quality Time

Quality time with our grandson, S.J.:

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R.I.P. Sundance Landry

Our dog died today. His name was Sundance and he was a good boy. He joined our family before my kids could even drive, and now he’s gone. Sundance was the light of our lives. He was always ready to go out in the back yard and play, play, play. His favorite toy was a […]

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NYT: How Italians Became ‘White’

Brent Staples, writing at the paper of record: Darker skinned southern Italians endured the penalties of blackness on both sides of the Atlantic. In Italy, Northerners had long held that Southerners — particularly Sicilians — were an “uncivilized” and racially inferior people, too obviously African to be part of Europe. Racist dogma about Southern Italians […]

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Remembering Cisco Landry, seven years on

As I do every year on the 9th of October, I take a few moments to remember… Seven years ago today, my family lost a beloved member… our faithful companion, Cisco Landry.

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Remembering Cisco Landry, six years on

Six years ago today, my family lost a member. Our faithful companion, Cisco Landry.

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