Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Making War at Fort Hood"--a review in The Texas Observer

Making War at Fort Hood, by Kenneth MacLeish, is one of the books that gets to the essence of what it means to serve in the military far more bluntly than even some of the best war novels, good as they might be. Here's my review, "The Body as Battleground," in the September 2013 issue of The Texas Observer. It appeared the same week as the mind-numbing push to initiate military action against Syria. The issues researched and analyzed by MacLeish will never go away.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

"Free Nelson Mandela"

When I was at Houston City magazine in the '80s, we had a watering hole in the Montrose with a jukebox that played "Free Nelson Mandela" constantly. This is a great video link with both the song and an interesting piece about it from the BBC. I want to post this now while he is still with us.