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Why soldiers back home seldom speak of war

“You hear it a lot: Men and women soldiers went to war. When they came home, they would not often speak of what they’d done and seen.” …. “When I got back from Iraq, all my friends and family wanted to hear stories about what it was like over there. But I wasn’t in the […]

Enhanced Interrogation…

…as translated from the original German: Verschärfte Vernehmung. Part of our double-plus Good America My Country Right or Wrong language that, well originated with the Gestapo. Andrew Sullivan traces the etymology of Enhanced Interrogation to “Verschärfte Vernehmung:” The phrase “Verschärfte Vernehmung” is German for “enhanced interrogation”. Other translations include “intensified interrogation” or “sharpened interrogation”. It’s […]

Jeneane Sessum’s excellent quiz on pitching bloggers

Giving a pitch as a PR person, that is. (Meant to link to this earlier.)

Converting from FrameMaker to InDesign

A total “notes to self” post, gathering links for later research. I’m not the only one that wants to figure out how to do it. Suggestions welcome. I’ll add to this if (when) I find more.

Memorial Day events in the San Gabriel Valley

For the first time ever, last year I attended Memorial Day ceremonies. Blogged it here. I recorded a brief conversation with my congressman and it’s part of a podcast I did A tale of two congressmen (the other congressman is Ron Kind, the man who started the Veterans History Project) At the event I attended, […]

What to do with that old cel phone lying around

Recycle it. It’s a patriotic thing. A Memorial Day thing. Mary Lu Wehmeier calls attention to a Very Good Cause: Cel Phones for Soldiers. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a charity that was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, MA with about $20 of their own money. There hope is to turn […]