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Hiroshima Visit Brings Feelings of Guilt to American Born in Japan

James M. Clash | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

I felt slightly nauseated and, being the only American there, tremendously self-conscious. But the Japanese smiled, were incredibly polite as is their nature. I could detect no outward hostility. I smiled back, sheepishly, but I sure felt guilty inside.

Texas Ring Exacts Toll On Journalist Bull-Fighter

James M. Clash | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

(Photo by Andy Gregory, courtesy of Jim Clash) "Auto-racing, bull-fighting and mountain-climbing are the only real sports... all others are games."...

Sochi Olympics: The Underestimated Violence of Bobsledding

James M. Clash | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
James M. Clash

Trust me folks, when you see the Sochi Olympians barreling down the hill, they are being pummeled by unimaginable G-Forces. It's too bad that on-board sled cameras cannot capture that aspect. If they could, the sport of bobsledding would go through the roof.

Skiing To The South Pole

James M. Clash | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

There are crazies that climb into a steaming sauna, then head outside to run around the ceremonial pole marker naked as soon as the temperature dips beneath 100 below.

Disposing Of Live Bombs In Germany

James M. Clash | Posted 04.29.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

Borchert took me to a residential area with unexploded bombs still in the ground. One 550-lb. and two 1,100-lb. US monsters had already been found and detonated.

Watching the Birth of the Earth High Over Hawaii

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

I was spiraling above the Big Island in a four-passenger Hughes 500 whirlybird. All that separated us from the ground was a few thousand feet of tropical air and some flimsy seat belts.

The Real N-Word Is "Nonsense"

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Some readers, along with educators and parents, have been offended by the use of a word that makes people uncomfortable -- with good reason. News flash: Art is supposed to make us uncomfortable.

Rewriting Huckleberry Finn Twists Twain's Intentions

Craig Hotchkiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Craig Hotchkiss

Trendy "feel good" sentiments of modern political connectedness are purging Huckleberry Finn of the ugly truth that Mark Twain sought to expose during the Jim Crow Era.