Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘border’

Cutting For Sign

cutting forOriginally published in 1993, author William Langewiesche took an in-depth look at the United States-Mexico border.  As is typical of Langewiesche’s work he immersed himself into his subject.  He returned to an area in which he had worked as a bush pilot.  This story touches on many hot button issues like illegal immigration and drugs, but the author goes much deeper and gives us a glimpse of the lives of many of those nameless people and tells their side.  We learn of their desires to improve their lives and you might be appalled to read about their treatment on both sides of the border in Cutting for Sign.

Headline Humor – Volume V

I know many of these stories are serious, but the headlines removed the restrain from my brain and we get headline humor. These are the actual headlines as I found on-line. When you click on the headline you will be taken to the original story which more often than not has nothing to do with my vision of the headline.

Helen Thomas returns to journalism

UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service

‘Mother,’ ‘Father’ Changing to ‘Parent One,’ ‘Parent Two’ on Passport Applications

Dem ID down five points

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl

Global Warming Prediction: Dire Outlook by Year 3000

Mad Mex

A recent newspaper article made me think of a rather old Mel Gibson movie.  Mad Max was filmed long before the ranting and raving Gibson of today or at least he had better P.R. people back then.  Mad Max depicted a post-apocalyptic world of lawless gangs battling for what was left of valuable resources.  Most of the memorable parts of the movie involved extreme highway chases using pumped up cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Of course it was a story about good versus evil.