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Ukraine: Invasion, Annexation, Labels, and a Good Idea

(From BBC News, used w/o permission.) (Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Missile explodes, killing at least 10 people. (BBC News (March 1, 2022)) I don’t know why Putin sent troops to Ukraine; why those troops bombed a hospital, a theater, and … Continue reading

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Christopher Marlowe and His World

I’d started writing about soliloquies in Marlowe’s “Dr. Faustus….” That reminded me of film noir and the Gunpowder Plot. So today I’ll be discussing Christopher Marlowe, but mostly his era: Elizabethan England. Along with European politics and whatever else comes … Continue reading

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Armistice, Veterans, Poppy and Remembrance Day

November 11 is Veterans Day. It’s also called Armistice Day, Poppy Day and Remembrance Day. The Armistice Day moniker made sense in 1919, a year after Ferdinand Foch signed the Armistice of Compiègne. A year without appalling body counts was … Continue reading

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Beyond George Floyd

A police officer killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Many folks, including me, think that was wrong. Some have been getting together to protest George Floyd’s death. The protests started in Minneapolis and are now international. I haven’t joined … Continue reading

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