“Reserved to Fight” closer to PBS broadcast

February 20, 2008

Last year I stumbled onto information about a film on the readjustment problems of Army Reservists after their return from service in Iraq and Afganistan — well, Iraq is the focus of the film.

Update from Mr. Christensen:

A couple of weeks ago I attended the screening for the documentary. Just a refresher – it follows four vets from Iraq & their difficulties in readjusting to society. I think it will be a real eye opener for civilians. It will be aired on PBS this fall. Hop over to my blog – http://jbchristensen.wordpress.com for my post regarding the screening.

Goodbye, Gus Arriola

February 20, 2008

I missed the news: Gus Arriola died on February 4, in Carmel, California. He was 90.

Heck, I’ve missed his strip, Gordo, for years. One of a kind — Arriola’s work alone was worth the price of any newspaper that carried it.

Gordo, a Sunday strip

It wasn’t until I was in college that I realized the strip was a real ground breaker, a vanguard of Mexican-Americans in daily newspapers.

Really good strips are just really good strips.

So long, Gus.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Baldo’s Tia Carmen, for the news.

Tia Carmen of Baldo says good bye to Gus and Gordo, 2-20-1008

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