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“Who will take revenge for my father?”asked Zeinab. “Everyone,” Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, replied to her. “Everyone will take revenge . . . We will avenge … more
A podiatrist's daughter says Donald Trump may have been able to avoid military service in Vietnam because her father, a podiatrist in Queens, New York, did a “favor” for Donald’s … more
And Greta is trying to save it. It was a toss-up whether to use “ruin” or “run” in the headline here. I decided to stick with “run” as Donald will be able to … more
Donald Trump can blather endlessly on television, brainwashing the public with lie after lie after lie—a majority of which become accepted by many as truth, but Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, 16, … more
A SCARCE EARLY VIEW—This early scene is lacking slightly in background detail lost to copying in earlier years. The photo appears to have been taken prior to the only major earth-moving … more
This old photo looking north on downtown Taylor Street from Union Wharf is obviously before my time. It has lost a bit of detail through copying along the way, but major landmarks remain … more
I LOVE THAT CHILD as if she were my own; I mean Greta, of course. I’ve also trashed and restarted this blog in an effort to keep pace with developing news. However, it all eventually comes out, … more
“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons” is from the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson (“Conduct of Life: a Philosophical Reading”), who apparently … more
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I’d like to be 16 again, to have a purpose and direction, something uncommon for one so young during that bit of time allotted my friends and I by the fates. I’d like to walk down the … more
My latest hero is 74 years younger than I, so I can only speculate what she may accomplish for humankind by the time she reaches my age—providing the world is still viable then. And that will … more
I don’t have a lot to say about this historic postcard photo, although the notes on the back of the card—by some individual for whom historians should be thankful—provide a little … more
I was going to write more specially about Donald’s megalomania but that’s not going away, and he’ll just have to stand by idling on that front—as an all-around massive pain in … more
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