Tag: war

Red, White, And Blue

Red, White, And Blue

Even as I finished writing this, I still had had no title in mind for this post. Then one moments ago hit me. Poppies are ”red” and both the U.S.A. and Russia have flags of ”red, white, and blue.”

This Darkness

This Darkness

THAT is yet another tiny and necessary reminder, the sort of one that is offered up while alone and in despair and may never be widely seen...

Putin’s War

Putin’s War

I cannot help now but remember back to the 1990s, shortly after the fall of the dictatorial USSR, being alongside Russians and Ukrainians in the US as university students, and later as my students, talking about the NHL, joking about whose Olympics team was better, and above all now and then discussing WHY we had been adversaries since 1945... but we were now, thankfully, no longer adversaries.

An Incredibly Dangerous Job

Ernie Pyle was embedded with U.S. forces on Iejima, Okinawa, in 1945, where he would be killed by Japanese machine-gun fire. Photographer Robert Capa landed on Omaha Beach with U.S. troops in the second wave on D-Day. A decade later, traveling with French forces, he would die in Indochina after stepping on a mine. ABC's … Continue reading An Incredibly Dangerous Job