Bite and Ravage Apr04

Bite and Ravage

If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then? (Paul of Tarsus, Galatians 5:15, The Message, biblegateway.com) I saw this morning on Twitter that there is a critical hubbub in the media...

Brussels Target Easter Mar25

Brussels Target East...

Just saw TV5 French news. It appears the target date for the ISIS Brussel’s attacks may have been originally Easter Sunday and/or Monday to kill as many Christians as possible travelling during this period. The arrest of Salah Abdeslam in Brussels by Belgian and French security forces...

How to Lose to ISIS Mar25

How to Lose to ISIS

I can’t tell you how to succeed, but I can tell you how to fail: Try to please everybody. (Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt) http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1150272 A former student of mine, Sandy Wardenburg, had the insight to place this quotation at my place-setting for her magnificent...

War in Our Time Mar22

War in Our Time

Preface: The backdrop of this post is the terrorist attacks that rocked Brussels four days after Belgian and French security forces arrested Salah Abdeslam in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels. The violence spreads. You will continually hear of wars and rumors of wars . . .  those things...

Infamous Days Dec07

Infamous Days

Monday, December 7, 2015, I went to The New York Times online with history on my mind. With anticipation I clicked on the video of  President Obama’s Sunday address to the nation regarding the December 2 violence in San Bernardino. I thought the President would refer to another infamous...

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