The Octogenarians

From Rmv & VV

Claude:

Your comparison of today’s politics with a tennis match(sarcasm notwithstanding)reflects your world view, that of a person of great integrity and keen sense of sportsmanship. Unfortunately tennis is a game of strict rules and an umpire to enforce those rules. Trumpism is WAR! And despite certain similarities, strategy and the like, war and games are inherently opposites. Let me tell an interesting story about Stonewall Jackson I learned while visiting the B &O Railroad Museum in Baltimore last week. Now everybody, Northerners and Southerners agree that Jackson was a great general and, I believe, both sides see him as a person of integrity. Now the story…

Early in the war Jackson arrived at the B & O nexus some 100 miles west of Baltimore where all of the railroad’s many lines came together to facilitate switching and re-routing; it was the B&O hub carrying the…

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