Countdown to The Police, and The Border…and Paris Hilton

This Thursday I’ll be rocking along with one of my favorite rock groups of the 80’s (well, any decade really,) The Police. I did see Sting in concert years ago in his post-Police, Dream of the Blue Turtles days, but this will be my first, and likely only time, seeing the group together. The concert is reported to be their final one as a group. I imagine and hope we’ll hear staples like Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Synchronicity II, and Don’t Stand So Close To Me (the original, not the later remix), but it’d be great if they put in some of the more obscure stuff as well.

In book news I’m thrilled to see that one of my books (editor hat here) The Border: Exploring the U.S.-Mexican Divide by David Danelo, is getting off to a really strong start. The book has already received a terrific review in the NY Post by Ralph Peters, another coming from Proceedings, an op-ed soon to publish in a major newspaper, and a radio interview later this week. We’re hoping and expecting more reviews and, fingers crossed, some television interviews. If you’d like to learn a little more about the author, a former Marine and combat vet now turned journalist, please check out his website at

Ok, way off base, but I now officially declare my love and admiration for Paris Hilton and here’s why When you get to the page scroll down a bit and click on the video for the best political ad this year.

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