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Drive-by counties

Apologies, I’m going to take a brief detour from the travel blog to share a political observation. Every state I have visited since I got off the train in Texas last week voted for Donald Trump in the election last November: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina. 460 more words

Travel

Place Matters: Today I Became A Hoosier

At the risk of laying claim to a derogatory term, today I embrace Hoosierism. Well, maybe.

What’s inarguable, however, is that, today, I became a Hoosier. 702 more words

Happiness

New Haven Eats

I wish Yale’s dining plan was set up more like Northeastern University’s.  The huskies are able to use their meal cards at local restaurants while we poor bulldogs are helplessly in thrall to a strict dining hall system. 553 more words

Red America, Blue America, & the Electoral College

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, Americans heard a lot about the Electoral College. Many people learned about it for the first time–or at least since the first time since they forgot what they learned during the 2000 election–and… 424 more words

Politics

A Quick Take on Trans Bathroom Access: An Example of How Liberals Put Our Safety in Danger

The other day I took my young child for lunch at IHOP. My wife stayed home. She needed some “me time.”

After the two of us finished eating, my daughter had to use the bathroom. 436 more words

Politics

From the desk of David Starkey: Living Purple

David Starkey is a professor of English at Santa Barbara City College and the editor of Living Blue in the Red States. He served as Santa Barbara’s 2009-2010 Poet Laureate and is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City College. 1,135 more words

Guest Blogs

Fifty Red and Blue

We dreamed in fifty red and blue, and we were blue
Our goals were high but harder than we knew
To achieve from the harsh office glare, 596 more words

Poetry