Tag Archives: World War I

The Fortunes of War: A Veteran Remembered

Memorial Day 2015 It was back in the old neighborhood. My friends and I were all of twelve and thirteen years old at the time. We spent a good deal of time just hanging out on the corner with nothing … Continue reading

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The Babysitter

  My father worked many years at a factory on the Second Shift. Because of his schedule, when I was awake he was usually asleep. When he was at work or awake and puttering about the house afterwards I was … Continue reading

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The Hyphen War

The psychological disorder and descriptive diagnosis of PTSD has undergone a gradual evolutionary change of labels over time but it is still essentially the same disorder; it’s still the same disease. Variously named, PTSD was called: Shell Shock (in World … Continue reading

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Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?

Lady Marmelade – LaBelle with Patti LaBelle – 1974 The chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir” is French for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” When (the) Labelle (group) performed this on television, broadcast standards of … Continue reading

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The Imaginary Lion

It is a common misconception of childhood; this imaginary lion. The story as I heard it: A third grader takes a geography quiz. In answer to the question “What is the equator?” he wrote:  “The equator is an imaginary lion … Continue reading

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