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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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Dropping the Bomb

My Brain Upgrade Project continues apace with readings on social and political philosophy.  I wrapped up the chapter with a section on the Limits of the State, which included the following Philosophy and Life insert on p. 595 of my … Continue reading

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In Honor of the Fallen on the Anniversary of D-Day

Please take a few minutes and watch this amazing documentary about war and peace. The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo. You will find hope if you reach the end credits.  I guarantee it.

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To the Amazing Christopher Lee of the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A nearly unbelievable list of accomplishments of the recently deceased Christopher, many of which were achieved before the age of 25! One tidbit I did not know and which made me all warm and huzzy inside – Chris was a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Railway Man (2013) 3.5 Stars

The Railway Man (2013) Watched via Netflix BluRay February 2015 3.5 out of 5 stars Plot Synopsis (via Wikipedia): During World War II, Eric Lomax (Firth) is a British officer who is captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy by Lewis (3.5 stars)

Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 stars Read in late November 2014 Publisher’s Synopsis: British bestselling author Damien Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has spent twenty years reporting from … Continue reading

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Article: 10 Little-Known Facts About D-Day

10 Little-Known Facts About D-Day http://www.businessinsider.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-d-day-2014-6#ixzz33s2nuJCq Celebrating the 70th anniversary of D – Day.  Work kept me quite busy today so I’m catching up on the great articles published today. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please … Continue reading

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