Now THAT”S A Christmas Tree
A man dressed as Santa Claus stands in front of Germany’s biggest Christmas tree, illuminated by 48,000 lights at the traditional Christmas market in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The 45-meter high tree was built with 1,700 spruces and is a main attraction during advent season. http://digg.com/2015/http-digg-com-2015-http-digg-com-2015-digg-pic-11-24?utm_medium=email&utm_source=digg
Was That A Soccer Game, Or What?
Blood, mayhem, aggression, speed, defense…USA 2, Germany 0. Should have gone to a bar for the wall-sized TV.
Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Justice Robert I. Jackson
“We must make clear to the Germans that the wrong for which their fallen leaders are on trial is not that they lost the war, but that they started it. And we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into a trial of the causes of war, for our position is that no grievances or…
OVERLORD! The Day That Changed The World
It can be argued that the Germans were already doomed; they just didn’t know it yet. Morally bereft, overextended, overconfident, and reaping the seeds sown by poking the Russian bear to their north and east, the “Thousand-Year Reich” would not last a decade. For millions, it could not end soon enough. Despite its losses in…
War Poems For National Poetry Month: Wilfred Owen, Dulce Et Decorum Est
Panama…then Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq again, Afganistan–right or wrong, for causes both just and cynical, we’ve been in an exhausting, nearly constant state of war, however distant and vaguely defined, since I graduated from High School in the 1980’s–and that was just a few deep breaths after the war in Viet Nam/ Cambodia/ Laos that…