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Tony Horwitz
Author: Confederates in Attic, Blue Latitudes, A Voyage Long and Strange, and Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War
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Tony Horwitz Feb 21
tks for reminding me of this piece of mine, I'd forgotten it but am now proud of having penned it.
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Tony Horwitz Feb 20
some plain, sensible, middle of road talk about gun safety.
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Tony Horwitz Feb 15
Replying to @Jason__Guest
Wow, thank you for the kind words. The book I did after it, A Voyage Long and Strange, touches on similar themes/adventures.
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Tony Horwitz Feb 10
Replying to @OliverJWCox @PostWarOx
Yes, excellent discussion of monuments. I liked the idea of making statues bio-degradable and date-stamped so we don't have to revisit/debate them every generation. They just... fade away.
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Tony Horwitz Feb 9
In earthy Australia, they would refer to refuse-to-die nonsense like "Black Confederates" as "the turd that won't flush."
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Tony Horwitz Jan 31
State of the Union? A friend reports that highway signs in southern Ohio now warn Drive with Caution: High Drug Use Area
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Tony Horwitz Jan 31
Hah! Unfortunately since giving up rotisserie (clean now for 2 yrs!) I've barely followed baseballs except for postseason. Still searching for a substitute....
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Tony Horwitz Jan 29
Reading 19th century travelers tales of TX, including French priest, Emmanuel Domenech, who described Houston as "infested with Methodists and ants."
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Tony Horwitz Jan 19
Replying to @Adrisirk
Yes, he was the harp-strumming football player in school and sensibly chose other path in college. warmest to you and yours too
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Tony Horwitz Jan 19
Replying to @JHockenberry
Hah! Don't know about sequel, but perhaps he can sequence my genes and save me from sad dotage.
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Tony Horwitz Jan 16
Since it's every parent's duty to flack for their children, here's latest on one of mine. As someone who never got past dissecting frogs in 9th grade biology, I'm stunned and proud.
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Tony Horwitz Jan 11
More insults of old. Sam Houston called Stephen Austin a "viper without fangs" and said Jeff Davis "is as ambitious as Lucifer and cold as a lizard." Davis called Houston "a worthless man with some good points."
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Tony Horwitz Jan 10
Great insults of old. Sam Houston called a foe a "canting hypocrite, whom the waters of Jordan could never cleanse from your moral and leprosy." Much more pungent than "Sad!"
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Tony Horwitz Jan 8
Thank you! And if you want a read on same themes as Blue Latitudes--first contact, historic exploration, adventure travel, in continental US rather than Pacific--A Voyage Long and Strange was follow up I wrote.
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Tony Horwitz Jan 4
Wish I played ice hockey b/c my corner of NE pooled with precipitation that's about to freeze, hard. World's largest ice rink on the way.
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Tony Horwitz Jan 2
Replying to @KevinLevin
curious, don't think Galveston was occupied at that point but any part of Texas also in red on this map?
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Robbie Millen Dec 27
Had enough of the family? Plotting your mother-in-law's "big sleep"? Thinking of strangling your siblings or spouse? Seek first-class literary inspiration here:
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Tony Horwitz Dec 20
And, no, you’re not recording me “for quality and training purposes.” You’re collecting profane diatribes to read at the company holiday party.
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Tony Horwitz Dec 13
Replying to @alexheard
Good pt, though write-ins for Saban may have helped defeat Moore
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Tony Horwitz Dec 12
Another reason to vote for Doug Jones: if Moore loses, Alabama can go back to enjoying its neglect by national press, at least until bowl games.
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