Category Archives: History

Intense and Powerful – ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The Zookeeper’s Wife isn’t an easy movie to enjoy, but it’s so worthwhile to see. SPOILERS Continue reading

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April 1917 the U.S. enters WWI

2017  is a commerative year. A century ago the U.S. entered “The War To End All Wars” on April 6, 1917. A hundred years later it’s a mostly forgotten war. While the United States World War One Centennial Commission was established … Continue reading

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A century ago aviator Norman Prince died in WWI

Now he’s being remembered for his life, patriotic deeds and the manner of his passing. Prince is credited with creating the famed Lafayette Escadrille, a group of American volunteer flyers who were part of of the French Air Service during … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Free State of Jones

I’m back! My apologies for not posting recently. I have been posting some of my movie reviews at an U.K. website http://www.culturedVultures.com but this movie, Free State of Jones is about the American Civil War from the Confederate side. I decided to publish it … Continue reading

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Don’t let yourself be forgotten – holiday letters

As we count down to the holiday season, I want to speak up for the Christmas (Hanukah, Solstice, choose-your-holiday) letter. You know what I mean: it’s that letter stuffed in an envelope that recounts what you did in the last … Continue reading

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Churning waves, fans, and even kitties at “Sotatsu: Making Waves”

You may have to search for them, but there are cats at D.C.’s Arthur M. Sackler’s new Asian art show, “Sotatsu: Making Waves.” “Making Waves” is an extensive look at the work of Tawaraya Sotatsu, an artisan and craftsman who … Continue reading

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