Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga

By foot, van and camelback, we marveled at vivid contrasts during a two-week tour of diverse regions in September 2021

By Patrick Chappatte | The New York Times | January 3, 2017

Alarm bells ring, are you listening
On the news, folks are bristling
A troublesome sight
We’re unhappy each night
Gawking in a torn-asunder land

Gone away is the cool bird
Here to stay is an angry new bird
He tweets a mean verse
As we fume and curse
Gawking in a torn-asunder land

In the meantime we can stand against
And insist he’s limited by law
He’ll weave and bob
And we’ll say “No, man”
The ACLU can do the job
’Cause it’s in town

Later on, we’ll conspire
As we dream of blocking the liar
With Congress woke and unafraid
To repair torn-asunder land

Joan Stamm at her 95th birthday party alongside the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point, California.

This Colorado Springs reporter sent 40 tweets with police radio comments as officers tried to reach victims and find a gunman Nov. 27, 2015 in a Planned Parenthood facility.

Tom Gage retired reluctantly from The Detroit News in March 2015 after covering the Tigers for 36 years. [Photo from WXYZ]

Alan Stamm

Views on news by a letterpress-era vet who migrated from print (Riverdale Press, The Record, Syracuse New Times, Detroit News) to digital (Deadline Detroit).

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