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A service for the end of World War I

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. The Veterans Day memorial service for WWI Armistice Day Centennial was held at the Washington National Cathedral started with the boom of drums that … Continue reading

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Inspiration for Star Wars fangirls… and other dreamers

It’s Your Universe, You Have The Power To Make It Happen by Ashley Eckstein. For those unfamiliar with the name, Ashley Eckstein is the actress who voiced the Star Wars animated character Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: Clones, and in the … Continue reading

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Even the saga of Middle-Earth comes to an end (maybe)

The Lord of the Rings saga written by noted fantasy writer, and Oxford Professor, the late J.R. R. Tolkien finally comes to an end in The Fall of Gondolin published by his son Christopher, now 94. J.R.R.Tolkien taught Anglo-Saxon and Old English … Continue reading

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At the Freer Gallery, a seminar on looting of cultural heritage

If you think museums are just homes for great art, think again. The art, academic and museum worlds have combined forces into activism against theft. They have to since the illegal sale of cultural heritages has become endemic. It is … Continue reading

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Don’t blink or you’ll miss ‘Artes de Cuba’ at the Kennedy Center

On a trip to pick up tickets at the Kennedy Center, I discovered the Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World. For those unfamiliar with the Kennedy Center, the theater along the Potomac River is one of several … Continue reading

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A ‘March For Our Lives’ in Washington DC

They came from all around the DC area and from out-of-state – Minneapolis, New York State and more. They filled the historic Pennsylvania Ave and overflowed to some of the other streets. The March for Our Lives was not just … Continue reading

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DC’s morning meetings – Pence, Klobuchar

One of the great pleasures of living in the Nation’s Capitol is the chance to seeing  legislators in the flesh and hear their words without any media filter. This can be good or bad depending on your thinking. If nothing … Continue reading

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