Veteran’s Day – More than fighting

This Veteran’s Day I am thinking about the legacy of veterans that goes beyond wars and weapons, to the ideas that compel people to take up arms, and to the wisdom that is gained through experience, especially such transforming experience as war. Germany, in the early 1930s, was a shithole country. Not that our currentContinue reading “Veteran’s Day – More than fighting”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn stopped by to see you…

Alexander Solzhenitsyn stopped by to see you today while you were out. We talked for a while about Russian soldiers and all the women they raped in the waning days of the second world war and thereafter. Estimates run into the millions. Girls and women younger than eight and older than eighty, gang-raped, some untilContinue reading “Alexander Solzhenitsyn stopped by to see you…”

Memorial Day

“Greater love has no one than this,  that he lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus Some people think Memorial Day is a time to recognize those who have served in the American military. It’s not. That’s Veterans’ Day. If you want to thank someone for their service on Memorial Day you should beContinue reading “Memorial Day”