DuBois was Right, but Washington Had a Point

W.E.B. DuBois inspires me to do my job: educate students classically for leadership in Houston, Texas, and the United States. His work reminds me that there is a “talented tenth” that needs what we are offering and much of what puts a student in that tenth is desire. Students cannot do whatever they want academically, but [Read More…]

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What I learned from “The Adventures of Reddy Fox”

When I was a little boy, a go-to author was Thornton W. Burgess, because he simply was happy, kind, and gentle. There is nothing complicated about a Burgess book which creates an animal civilization that may never have existed in this actual world, but does exist in the mind of every child. This is nature [Read More…]

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Conservatives, Race, and a New Party?

Do we need a new conservative party? At the time of Barry Goldwater, the Party of Lincoln doubled down on her conservative roots, but also alienated African-American voters. Some of this was accidental and some was intentional in a cynical ploy that culminated in the “Southern Strategy” of the Richard Nixon campaign. Millions of mainstream [Read More…]

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Not a Timber Wolf. . . It was a Fox. Sigh

Papaw Earl was hard to beat. He would appear broke in Monopoly and my hopes would rise and from somewhere the money would appear. I never won. Once I played more than thirteen games of checkers with him to beat him once when he grew distracted. I would like to tell you I was ashamed, [Read More…]

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Microsoft: Breaking Up Is Easy To Do

Dear Microsoft, The Surface Book is a beautiful piece of hardware. The ability to function as a tablet and a laptop is marvelous and the hinge that allows me to use the extra battery in tablet mode is great. The beauty of the hardware tempted me to go back on a decision I made five [Read More…]

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