February 2014 archive

Feb 24

Being In My Body

In Brief— A personal account of what it’s like to be in the body of a person who has experienced the deprivation of previously normal bodily functions. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— In his book Mortality, Christopher Hitchens presented a lucid and brutally honest personal view of what he was experiencing and the circumstances of his cancer as he …

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Feb 18

“Hell No, We Won’t Go!”

In Brief— A review of the history and the author’s experiences as a draft lawyer during the Vietnam War. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- It is said that old men make the wars, but young men fight them. While that is generally true, it doesn’t always hold. The Vietnam War, or what is known in Vietnam as “The American …

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Feb 13

THINK, for crying out loud, THINK!

In Brief— A plea to develop support for your belief system. It makes no difference whether it is religious, political or social, give honest thought to what you profess to believe. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Many people are too busy to really think. If they are lucky enough to have a job, they may be working one, two …

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Feb 06

U.S. v. Snowden—A Fantasy

In Brief— A fantasy about the political machinations that lead to the capture and trial of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Based on events that have happened and are about to happen, this fantasy has all the elements of the world we live in today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————-  Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, February 6-23, 2014.   Having …

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