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~ All sky, no cattle ~

Too windy for birds this morning. And for me, when it comes to the latest debates in journalism, too windy to haul rocks. Maybe I finally have a grasp of that cryptic phrase often heard from a late photojournalist friend, Richard Pipes, a real pro who hailed from the gusty plains of West Texas. I’m …

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“I am ashamed — ashamed for myself and for the church — that we have not been here sooner.” That was Monsignor David Cantwell of the Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago speaking to my father at the end of the five-day civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in March 1965, led by the Rev. …

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I choose to ride with Walt Longmire instead of John Wayne because: Longmire said: “You never know if you’re right.” Wayne as Capt. Nathan Brittles said: “Never apologize, mister: It’s a sign of weakness.”     Longmire delivered his line in a well-written discussion of moral issues in “Miss Cheyenne,” Season 3, Episode 3. It …

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