Monthly Archives: November 2013

We Were On A Russian Ship

An excerpt from Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories available at We left Greece on a Russian ship to Istanbul and on to Odessa. Before we got to Istanbul, John Kennedy, who sent us to Africa, was murdered. In the ship’s … Continue reading

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To Tear Flesh From Dogs

Every morning, just for the fun of it and to fortify my trivia file, I read two pages of Ogden Nash. I have to keep a dictionary handy. I was surprised when I looked up the origin of sarcophagus (a … Continue reading

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Free Video on Drone War

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Chaucerin–Metaphysics on His Sleeve

I have been retired fifteen plus years now. So I have much time to catch up on history and such. Eleven volumes in their The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant offer all the history impossible for me to read … Continue reading

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More quotes of interest from my reading

From The Reformation by Will Durant “…men prefer the assurance of dogma to the diffidence of reason.” P4 “Our instincts were formed during a thousand centuries of insecurity and the chase; their once necessary vigor exceeds present social need; they … Continue reading

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Letters in the Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginia. From my friends Betsy and Mike Breiding Shelley Moore Capito is a republican congresswoman from West Virginia. Daughter of former Governor and convicted felon Arch Moore. China no poster child for coal-fired … Continue reading

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DEP Not Doing Its Job

My op-ed in today’s (Nov. 1, 2013) Charleston Gazette

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