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The last time I saw Paris . . .

“her heart was warm and gay . . . ” Singer Kate Smith popularized this nostalgic song [1940] by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II after the Nazis took control of Paris on June 14, 1940 following the Second World War Battle … Continue reading

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Whose boots on the ground?

“The Pentagon’s newest fighter jet saw combat for the first time on Monday during the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic militants inside Syria. The F-22 Raptor made its fighting debut nearly nine years after the Air Force took delivery of the … Continue reading

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(Part 1) Funny, you don’t look like a . . .

When I recently received an anti-Muslim email from an acquaintance, it caused me to think about what stereotype I fit that would make someone forward an email like this to me. Since our only association was a recent rediscovery of … Continue reading

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Undaunted … we move forward to battle …

Undaunted (by the rain), throngs of people moved across the bridge and past our tent, hurrying to battle – the reenactment of the 1814 Battle of Bladensburg, when British troops overwhelmed our forces and raced into Washington, D.C. to burn … Continue reading

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