"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The "real" flag

For Memorial Day, the "real" American flag--48 stars, count 'em--that I grew up with, till we let the territories in. This flew every day that my son Vance was in Iraq a few years ago. Saludos, veterans!

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