Navy Spies

When I heard about the former Navy sailor, Hassan Abujihaad, who had the charming ship-board hobby of sending juicy information-filled emails to Al Qaeda – unbeknownst to his oblivious superiors – I was reminded me of another email in March of 2001 that originated from our home and was delivered to a U.S. Navy destroyer […]

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I aren’t stoopid

Shhh… They’re all around us. If you listen hard you can almost hear them. Invisible comets of information whizzing through the air. Occasionally one will plunge through my atmosphere and lay cooling on my terrestrial consciousness – a compact pellet of knowledge from a snobby Easterner who graduated from a 300-year-old university and thinks I’m […]

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Hugo Chavez and the sixth grade meanies

This last week as I observed Hugo Chavez tagging along behind president Bush’s Latin America tour, followers in tow, I was reminded that there is something vaguely familiar about his style of obsessive hatred – You know, the catty lies, vicious ridicule, insults and exclusive I-hate-George parties with Harry and Cindy. Then it came to […]

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I Have a Photograph

  September 2001 I have a photograph that I keep put away. It is of a young man who I’ve never met because he died in 1945, 15 years before I was born. It shows a smiling teenager in an army uniform. Although I’ve never met him, he’s not a stranger. There is something in […]

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Groundhog Day for Republicans?

Obviously Scooter Libby’s perjury conviction is bad karma for Clinton haters. After all, Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury while all the Republicans in Washington cheered wildly. Now the Republicans are getting a taste of their own medicine. What goes around comes around. And Clinton and Libby were both convicted […]

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For wiser heads than mine…

I’m trying to figure out this Scooter Libby conviction, so here’s what I’ve got so far… I think… Joe Wilson was content to let the whole world think that the White House was masochistic enough to send him on an African fact-finding mission to prove that the Executive Branch is filled with intelligence-manipulating, war-mongering liars. […]

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Potential child?

Samuel Armas was diagnosed with spina bifida at 14 weeks’ gestation, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to paralysis, brain damage, and other problems. At 21 weeks’ gestation, a team of doctors, led by Joseph Bruner and Neal Tulipan at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, lifted Samuel partially out of his […]

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More Precious Than Rubies, Press release

"This one has a little of everything: romance, tragedy, drama, humor." A reader from Salem, Oregon, comments on MORE PRECIOUS THAN RUBIES, by Elena Ives, published by Meadowlark Press. Charm is Deceptive and Beauty is Fleeting… In MORE PRECIOUS THAN RUBIES, an antique ruby necklace — a souvenir from long-ago tragedy — is now a […]

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City of Roses Press Release

"Elena Ives has invited us to join her in experiencing the joys, pain, love, fear and longing she expresses in her writing." A reader from Portland, Oregon, comments on CITY OF ROSES, by Elena Ives, published by Meadowlark Press. Rose City Cinderella —Thorns and all Byron Holgrave is a well-known Portland physician. His late father […]

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