Tag Archives: World War Two

The Poppies Are Everywhere

Marx called religion the opium of the masses but we pray to Gods of war and the poppies are everywhere and we pretend to remember (and care) and we feel so much better now and we won’t dare question the … Continue reading

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Daily Memories

so, it’s Memorial Day sales again and I remember when Cub Scout packs would take up the back of the parade and families would struggle to find shade along Main Street in late May with temperatures rising we shuffled our … Continue reading

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Train From Dortmund

Riding through Germany by train looking out at farms houses apartment buldings and old factories seeing smokestacks on the horizon gives me chills but the colorful graffiti at the next station warms my heart. Art, blurring as we speed away … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Armistice (Veterans) Day

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month… Armistice Day, the end of “the war to end all wars”…peace between nations… it went on to become, not a day to commemorate the armistice, but to ‘honor veterans … Continue reading

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Twenty-Two HUMAN BEINGS

September is Suicide Prevention Month. According to the government, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. It’s probably a lot higher. Twenty-two is just a number, a statistic but there are names and faces devastated families, friends and communities They say … Continue reading

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Rockwellian Saturday Evenings

Rockwellian Saturday Evenings.

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Saving Freedom: (sort of a poem dedicated to men in uniform)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH… Men in uniform get all the ladies. maybe that’s why i enlisted 12 years ago. I could live with that story. Teenage boys are, after all, young, dumb and full of c…crazy ideas about women… so i wish i … Continue reading

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