Tag Archives: War

Heartlander of the Week: Students of History

This week’s Heartlanders are The White Rose, a student group of subversives at the University of Munich during World War II. They were active from mid-1942 to early 1943 when the ringleaders of the group were executed for distributing leaflets … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day

Today, I’m reposting a Veterans’ Day post that first appeared on my LiveJournal, and then I reposted to FaceBook on Veterans’ Day 2009.  It could probably use some updating, maybe next time.  Please scroll all the way to the end, … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Overall

To Germany. Reunified. Unified. United. One. Twenty-five years and counting.

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Heartlander of the Week: Spangly!***!!!!!

This week’s Heartlander is The Star-Spangled Banner, both the song and the flag. Two hundred years since the Brits failed to rewin the colonies–oops!  Didn’t mean to rub it in.  😀  (At least you still have Canada.  Oops again!!!!) I … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: A Day to Remember

To the veterans of World War II. The ones who planned, plotted, strategized, trained, fought, bled and died to protect a vision of World culture. My we continue on the Path you set in Peace.

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The Beginning of the End, the End of the Beginning

Musings and noodlings noted while relaxing over a cup of tea and waiting . . . . Got a surprise today, one that shouldn’t have been a surprise, I guess, if I was as much a student of history as … Continue reading

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Secrets & Lies

So, for some inexplicable reason, Lifetime decided to resurrect the 1980s Pulp Fiction novel, Flowers in the Attic, last weekend.  Without giving it any more airtime or glory, it’s a rather awkward series of novels about a family that one … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: You Go Girl

To Janet Napolitano.  She who departed the Department of Homeland Security for . . . . the University of California. If there’s two kind of people in the World, Morning People and Night People, People who put the garbage can … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: History Should Teach Us Something

This week’s Heartlanders are the twenty-five African Americans killed in race riots 70 years ago this week.  1943.  Not 1967, or 1968.  Or the 1970s, or the Crack Wars. There is no question at all that there was a time … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: All Our Hopes and Dreams

To the Space Program, for bringing us the Blue Marble.  Our first planetary self-portrait.  A glimpse of just how small we really are. Today, of course, is also the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Time has passed, the … Continue reading

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