The White Paladin Opines
about pretty much anything that is on my mind or that I find interesting. I'm a teacher, writer, bookseller, fan of crime fiction, film noir, Texas Tech athletics, history and economics and have very strong opinions on politics.

On these subjects and more - opinion pieces, links to articles, pictures, or videos.

Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sign on a Canadian Health Care Clinic:

This reminds me of my Dad's gas station back during the days of gas rationing. Get ready America, here it comes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Remembering Buddy the Day the Music Died

As the classically cool character, hot-rodder John Milner from George Lucas' American Graffiti proclaimed, "Turn it off! I don't like that surfin' shit! Rock and roll's been going downhill ever since Buddy Holly died."

It's been 51 years today since Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash. This video and this quote of and link to Chris Oglesby's Virtual Lubbock piece on Buddy is my tribute today...and I'll add a video of Don McLean's American Pie. WARNING: Visiting Oglesby's site may deter any further productive activity for hours.