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susan-keefe's picture
Apr.22.2013
When we think of the war years our focus tends to be with the horrors of wartime battles, and it is easy to forget that for ordinary people in occupied lands other crimes still happened. In Paris, under occupation, the French people remained strong. Their ability to keep quiet and forget...
suzanne-covich's picture
Apr.18.2013
Early to school this morning, I’d just stepped from the front office foyer into the Year 9 quadrangle and a boy, shaved head, big smile, about fourteen-years-old, carrying a big black bag, rushed along the path in the direction of the computer rooms. “Why are you rushing, what’s in that big black...
ben-campbell's picture
Apr.13.2013
When I began writing DUBROVNIK, my historical fiction novel with modern urban twists, a simply plot evolved. I didn’t outline the story or characters when I started writing, but having worked and lived in Dubrovnik, Croatia, I understood many of the complications involved. Gathering geographical...
phil-naessens's picture
Mar.20.2013
  On the March 19th edition of The Phil Naessens Show Fantasy Baseball expert Nick Falk from Rotowire joins host Phil Naessens to discuss Starting Pitching options as well as a complete look at Closing Pitching options available to you for your upcoming draft on Fantasy...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.17.2013
I have my optimism glasses on. Some people call them sunglasses. That's a good name for them if there's a sign. But there is not sign.  No sign of it.  Graylight has overtaken night's pitch so we believe the sun is up there behind the clouds.  Good word, believe, a word of faith and...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.28.2013
A soldier who takes pay for his service from any who need him is considered a mercenary. Instead of a soldier going to war out of patriotism or loyalty to a country or crown, a mercenary does it for employment. In Colonial America, many mercenaries later took to pirating which is often the case...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Feb.12.2013
   by Andrew Lam  Mr. K. brought in the new kid near the end of the semester during what he called oral presentations and everybody else called eighth grade Show and Tell. This is Cao Long Nguyen, he said, and he's from Vietnam and immediately mean old Billy said cool!  What's...
christopher-meeks's picture
Feb.11.2013
My cousin in Minnesota wrote an email to many of his relatives including me asking us to think about Iran’s nuclear goals and our own bombs. I grew up in the late fifties and sixties worried about the bomb. In grade school, we had drills where we’d have to duck and cover in the hallway in case of a...
robert-earle's picture
Feb.08.2013
Iraq in Turmoil by Yousseff H. Aboul-Enein is a synthesis of key passages in an eight volume work entitled, Social Glimpses of Iraqi Modern History by Dr. Ali al-Wardi.  Although this is not a long book (173 pages) I wouldn’t recommend anyone other than specialists (academic or military) read...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.07.2013
I have literally been there done that and it was so quiet you could have heard a squirrel rustling in the underbrush if there had been any. Armageddon is a place in Israel, Har-Magedon, meaning "Mountain of Megiddo". Are you kidding me? I thought it meant the "end of the world" as we know it. It...