Category Archives: John Christian Hopkins

Me, too?

Print this articleThe issue of sexual harassment has been in the news lately and some prominent men have fallen into disgrace because of it. That’s a good thing, as public discussion of the issue is long overdue. But what seems … Continue reading

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Suspicious minds

Print this articleTwo black guys walk into a Starbuck’s … Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. I mean, we’ve been inundated recently with frightened (?) white people calling the police to report black people for suspicious behavior, such … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s mass hangings

Print this articleThere are three names that will almost always get a negative reaction from Native Americans: Andrew Jackson, George Custer and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln – who was born on Feb. 12. Jackson’s genocidal actions toward Native Americans … Continue reading

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Schmitt happens

Print this articleBy now you’ve probably heard all about how President Donald Trump referred to African nations as “Schmittholes.” Were you outraged? You shouldn’t have been. I mean you should expect a potty mouth from someone who has “rump” in … Continue reading

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World Toilet Day: Skip to my loo

Print this articleThe first toilet was a royal flush. In 1596 Sir John Harrington, a member of Queen Elizabeth I’s court, invented the first flush toilet. It took nearly 200 years before Alexander Cumming received the first patent for a … Continue reading

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Breaking news! TV is terrible

Print this articleOkay, I’m mad as hell – and I’m not going to take it anymore. Well, I might take it, but not before I rant and rave for a while. Sara and I just moved to Newcomb, N.M., and … Continue reading

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A crazy little thing called love

Print this articleLike Michael Jackson said, it’s close to midnight – and there’s something lurking in the dark. It’s happiness and bliss. It’s joy and gratitude. It’s a crazy little thing called love. This is Sept. 22, 2017, and Sara … Continue reading

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Remembering Elvis

Print this articleForty years ago – Aug. 16, 1977 – The King died on the throne. It was an infamous ending for one of the most famous men to ever live. Elvis Aron Presley was only 42 when he died, … Continue reading

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Is Chief Wahoo demeaning?

Print this articleYoo-hoo, Wahoo, someone’s watching you. That someone is a Canadian tribunal which might consider whether the team logo of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians is racist or not. The logo in question is a grinning Native American caricature … Continue reading

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Failing home ec

Print this articleWhen my mother-in-law, Bernice Austin-Begay, went to high school, one of the classes she took was “Bachelor Survival,” which taught the boys useful home-ec-type skills they would need after graduation. She recalled how some of the boys wanted … Continue reading

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Begayisms

Print this articleUnbeknownst to my wife, Sara, I have been secretly studying and am close to earning my master’s in Begayisms. My wife’s maiden name is Begay and I soon discovered that her family has their own little ways of … Continue reading

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My alternative life story

Print this articleSo you think you know me? Well, what if I shared my life story with you – using alternative facts? First, let me assure you that nothing would change from the original story of my birth. I was … Continue reading

Published in John Christian Hopkins, March 2017