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To Not Blame Those Sent for Being Sent

via We Veterans Thank You Two score and four years ago, my uncle returned from the Vietnam War to being ‘cursed, ridiculed’ and possibly assaulted because we blamed the soldiers for our government’s execution of foreign policy.  And I do … Continue reading

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To Serve Quietly (or Not) Against the Dying of the Light

This morning I woke early, as I nearly always do, but with a melancholic mood fogging my mind.  Two Hallmark movies and a cup of hot tea later and I still could not shake the malaise.  I turned off the … Continue reading

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Stuck in 1945

Two consecutive weekends I’ve returned to the Pacific, specifically 1945. Last weekend, I watched The Great Raid, which I’d somehow missed when it was released twelve years ago in 2005.  This movie retells the story of The Raid at Cabanatuan, … Continue reading

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11.11.16 ~ Honoring All Who Served

Thank you to all the Veterans who have served with honor and courage. God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Eye in the Sky

I watched Eye in the Sky several weeks ago and made sure my dad also watched it.  We (my ad and I) had to wait to discuss the movie with my uncle, a retired Air Force Colonel, until had a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: American Sniper (2014) – 4 Stars

American Sniper (2014) Directed by Clint Eastwood Watched with husband in theater on Monday January 19, 2015 Rating:  4 out of 5 stars Synopsis (via Wikipedia): American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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Big Read Book Discussion Wed 14 Jan 2015 6:30 pm

The second Big Read book discussion of The Things They Carried by O’Brien starts tomorrow evening, 6:30 p.m., at the Lansing Community Library, 730 1st Terrace, Suite 1, Lansing, Kansas. Questions to think about: In the list of all the … Continue reading

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