A Proud Grandfather
posted on December 10, 2013 by Dan
Grandchildren never cease to amaze you. My grandson, Martin--bless him--has completed another book. “The High School Truth” (www.thehighschooltruth.com) is a collection of pieces from a wide variety of students, which he and a friend have edited, plus an introduction and some essays he has written on the subject. As with his last book...
RIP Nelson Mandela
posted on December 05, 2013 by Dan
Thoughts on the news of Nelson Mandela’s death. One of the giants of civil rights, racial justice and freedom has passed. Mandela’s legacy is on a line with those of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King -- both of whom inspired him -- he adopted and refined their techniques and teachings for use in his movement in South Africa...
My Days in Dallas: A Remembrance with Dan Rather
posted on November 07, 2013 by Dan
I haven’t visited Dealey Plaza in over two decades before taping this special on Nov. 6. I was there for the 25th Anniversary of this fateful date, and I just couldn’t bring myself to come back to this spot...
A Review of "A Strong West Wind: A Memoir"
posted on October 16, 2013 by Dan
My latest book is "A Strong West Wind: A Memoir," by Gail Caldweld. It's so well written it often takes your breath away. A sweeping, moving memoir of a Texas girl-turned-woman who went north toward home, but always maintained inside herself the echoes and taproots of her native southwestern plains. I highly recommend it.