Category Archives: War

“Night Became The Day Of Fire . . . And Children Burned To Ash”

From Emeralds and Ashes, a brief excerpt: they stood ’round shivering in worn and tattered coats with only blackened sky to reflect their mood and hopes warming coals commandeered by those more reckless for it was a time of sacrifice … Continue reading

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August 9, 2016

Seventy-one years ago today in Nagasaki Japan, this: Tens of thousands of innocent people were killed instantly, tens of thousands more died in months to come, from radiation. Three days earlier, the city and people Hiroshima had the same horrors … Continue reading

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Trinity Plus Seventy-one

Seventy-one years ago this day, July 15, 1945, at the White Sands Proving Grounds near Alamagordo, New Mexico, final preparations were underway for the first test of the Manhattan Project’s creation: the nuclear fission bomb, the Atomic Bomb. Early the … Continue reading

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Wage Peace, Not War part II: “Defense” Spending

“We’re run by people that don’t get it. I don’t know, it’s a lack of street smarts, it’s a lack of intelligence, to be honest with you, but it’s just a horrible situation.” (Donald Trump) A revolting statistic: The US … Continue reading

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Fear, Despair, and Politics

The difference between Despair And Fear — is like the One Between the instant of a Wreck And when the Wreck has been – (Emily Dickinson) Despair And Fear have become the operational mantra of America’s modern right wing politic. … Continue reading

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Wage Peace, Not War!

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” (William Shakespeare) Way back in the late sixties I happened across an article that caught my eye: “Wage Peace, Not War!” the title read. … Continue reading

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American Darkness

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me . . . The Paris terrorist attacks of a week ago — Friday, … Continue reading

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