WWII

MEMORIAL DAY… (another from a long, long trail a-winding…back to what seems like ancient history…now) This is not one of our favorite celebrations of the year. There are just too many somber reflections in our mind about it…another from a

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AS OUR WORLD TURNS IN TRANSITION… (…its known order of things seems to be falling apart) Long ago, as a mush-brained freshman at Georgetown University, one of our favorite courses was something called – The History of Civilization – .

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IT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY… (…with fond recollections about one if his less saintly namesakes) Just a few short years after the end of WWII, a more way-back time than we care to admit, we were a brand new “Recruit” in

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WASS IST DASS…DANKE GEBEN? (…just a bit of our folkloric myth as an excuse to stuff ourselves silly…once each year) We Americans have managed to come up with a large number of myths about our history, not just about us

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THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR… (…is becoming another Humpty Dumpty case never to be put back together again) Civil wars are anything but…civil…these have instead always been the bloodiest and most destructive of all forms of conflict throughout human history. Syria

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THE BRITISH ARE LEAVING!…THE BRITISH ARE LEAVING? (…well kinda…maybe…maybe not…) Everyone is on tenterhooks about the upcoming referendum in England to decide whether they should quit or stay as a member of the European Union. It’s hard to say which

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HELLO, AMERICA…DO YOU REMEMBER WE… (…who still are missing…and never came home to thee?) If the headline for this issue sounds somewhat familiar to some folks, that’s because we’re paraphrasing the title of a song track from an early album

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THE HOUSE THAT PATOU BUILT… (…is still around and full of joy…Joie…that is) An article in the Epoch Times about Jean Patou’s legacy to the world of high fashion and perfumery caught our eye the other day…because we hadn’t heard

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YET ANOTHER CASUAL COMMEMORATION (…of what now seems like ancient history) Seventy three years ago, on December 7th, 1941…almost three quarters of a century ago…we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japan. That event not only launched us into

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YET ANOTHER CASUAL COMMEMORATION (…of what now seems like ancient history) Seventy three years ago, on December 7th, 1941…almost three quarters of a century ago…we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japan. That event not only launched us into

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