Archive for November 2009

Dear Blog

I’m so sorry I’m neglecting you but here’s the thing: I’m doing my annual gliding swan impersonation, with my little webbed feet paddling like crazy beneath the water. My first hurdle is to finish my book. Have to, have to, have to. My backside is welded to my desk chair. I had hoped to be done by…

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Enough About Them…

I just watched President Obama’s contribution to the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall. There were a number of things remarkable about it. He never used the C word  – I guess he didn’t want to offend Comrade Putin. Neither did he mention Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher or,…

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Lest We Forget

I remember being in England last November and having difficulty finding a poppy to pin to my coat lapel. The British Legion Poppy Appeal used to be everywhere. Their volunteers even sold them door-to-door. We’d buy them by the fistfull. Then gradually they became less visible. Some stores didn’t like poppy-sellers standing in the doorway…

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