"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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stars, and stripes, south of the equator

 Among the readers of today's blog are citizens of Brazil and Thailand. I discovered that the flag of Brazil features stars representing each of the country's states. Sounds familiar does it? And in Thailand, on the other side of the world, the flag is red, white and blue stripes...red for the land and people, white for the  Buddhist religion, and blue for the monarchy.



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