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Reflections in the Snow From the Nation’s Capital

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – TACOMA PARK, Md. — Camped out in the media van surrounded by a foot of snow, there’s finally time and space in the schedule to reflect a little on the events of the past week and look ahead for a few minutes at the future. The plan…

Dear Dog Save Us All From ‘The Good Old Days’

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Grandpa Tell me ’bout the good old days. Sometimes it feels like This world’s gone crazy. Grandpa, take me back to yesterday, Where the line between right and wrong Didn’t seem so hazy. Did lovers really fall in love to stay Stand beside each other come what may was a promise really something people kept,…

We Are the Enemy Now

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson We are the enemy now (sung to the tune of “Your in the Army Now”). Come on boys and girls. Somebody write the song. Come on cartoonists. Draw our demise. Walt Kelly drew a good one for the first Earth Day in 1971, including that now famous line: “We…

Poor But Proud: Voting to Remain Poor Still Plagues the South

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The news could not be any worse. I honestly wish there was some good news to report. Sorry to say, there’s not any. Well, the Crimson Tide did manage to pull out a victory over Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, football being about the only thing worth mentioning…

The Big Picture: The Five Stages of Grief on the Gulf

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The Kübler-Ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief, was first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. Perhaps with a tad of literary license, we might apply that to how people are feeling on the Gulf Coast and those inland also…

Can’t We Just All Be Decent?

Revisiting the Bonfire of the Vanities Movie 20 Years Later The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The year new journalist Tom Wolfe’s first novel The Bonfire of the Vanities was published in 1987, I was mostly hanging out on the Southside of Birmingham reading books, magazines, and newspapers all day long every day at my…

The Dog Days of Summer-Facebook-Look Forward Not Back Blues

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson It’s too hot and humid to be outside in Alabamaland, so I may as well sit in the air conditioning and pontificate. It beats singing the blues. The weather gal says it’s going to feel like 105 degrees today. Maybe more if you have to breath the bad air…

Altruism Versus the Selfish Gene on the Gulf Coast

Is BP Trying to Stop the Leak, or Capture the Oil Profits? The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — You know that feeling you get when you flee a big city and head for the coast, sit down with a beer, and listen to the waves roll onto the beach. I don’t…