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The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg holds the potential for the United States to start anew . . . or to be the place in space and time at which America passes the point of no return. Lady Liberty...


"While writing Red, White, and the Blues, whenever I found myself becoming . . . what shall I say—disillusioned?—I envisioned myself as an old, worn out horse. Physically compromised, but in its mind a seasoned and well-trained thoroughbred racing horse, and in its heart and soul a Triple Crown contender. An old horse: discarded, overlooked by youth, lonely, and heartbroken. Yet, capable of running in one more race if he could get back to the track, run a few practice laps before a time trial and qualify for race day. Well, I have done all that. I am in the track’s stable: ready, willing, and able. Waiting for race day. I just need to be led out to the track and loaded into the starting gate. I wanted one more shot at redemption (be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it). I wanted one more chance . . . and this old horse is about to get it. If the track is solid, the weather fair, and the field honest, then this old horse will best them all! I promise that I will. I am exhausted, right before race day. But I shall rise to the challenge: ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!' And so, I shall go . . ." — John R. Hall