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Notes from the Plague

It started as a far-off speck in a faraway land. Reports of coronavirus started trickling in from Wuhan, China by November of 2019. By December it was clear a pandemic […]

Icon to Legend

I remember 20 years ago saying his name. I remember talking about his exploits with the other children at the table. I remember talking about wanting to meet him, how […]

The Inhumanity of War

On the afternoon of March 22, 1943, a convoy of Nazi soldiers encircled the village of Khatyn in modern-day Belarus. The convoy had just survived an ambush by a group of Soviet […]

War with Iran, or Not

The news has lately been an unserious psychodrama, and journalists reduced to reporting an inane tweet punched out on the Presidential iPhone, or the latest entry in the impeached-or-not-impeached saga. […]