Ten Things I’ve Read on My Summer Vacation

Ten things I'm enjoying on my Summer Vacation

I can’t say I “enjoyed” all these articles. Some were hard to read. Some were entertaining. Some were new to me. Some were old favorites that I’ve read a half-dozen times. All were thought-provoking.

    1. The last recipient of an American Civil War pension died this year on May 31.
    2. Racism has a long history in the Washington Redskins organization.
    3. The Washingon Redskins-Dallas Cowboys rivalry goes back to the Redskins’ racist hiring practices (and the Cowboy Chicken Club protest).
    4. Michael Jordan wasn’t cut from the team as a sophomore. But he’s not above repeating the story to prop himself up.
    5. The 81-year-old behind the best Italian sandwich in Pasadena
    6. Lady Antebellum Is Now ‘Lady A.’ But So Is a Blues Singer Who’s Used the Name for 20 Years
    7. The ghostly radio station that no one claims to run
    8. Tom Petty used the Confederate flag onstage in the ’80s. Then he took a stand against it.
    9. Thousands of Texas pastors got taxpayer-funded paychecks. Here’s why that’s historic.
    10. 4 Reasons We Left the SBC