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Monthly Archives: May 2011
“History shows again and again/ How Nature points up the folly of man.” H/T: Somewhat Reasonable.
Dropping in on Ricki’s Rants and Rambles, I noticed that in her Memorial Day post, she said: We wore our uniforms, most of us got to carry small flags, and, as part of the traditional flag etiquette (or at least, … Continue reading
Maj. Warren S. Moore, Sr., USA (1914-61, WW II, Korea) Sgt. James Michial Moore, USA (1949-69, KIA, Vietnam) A1C Warren S. Moore, Jr., USAF (1943-2009, Vietnam era) And from last year: Archibald MacLeish was an ambulance driver and artilleryman in … Continue reading
Peter S. Beagle described one of his characters, Joe Farrell, as being a magnet for Ancient Mariners — the eccentrics and oddballs who just walk up to you and tell you about their habits of swallowing glass/building Pietas out of … Continue reading
(This post may be found at The American Culture…)
… and in other news, Titanic overdue in port. Yeah, I know, it’s a strictly dog-bites-man headline, but it’s still true. I’ve mentioned before that although the Major and I genuinely love each other, we proceed from some very different … Continue reading
On my final exams, I frequently ask my students why they should be expected to know — or care — about the literature my colleagues and I teach. I usually get answers about being a well rounded person, or understanding … Continue reading
My best friend/foil The Major’s band, The White Hot, is playing a gig this good eve in Falls Church, VA, at a place called Bangkok Blues. The show starts at 10. Because Statmeter tells me that at least some of … Continue reading