On my father's side of the family, I have discovered one line with at least six generations in a row of family catastrophes. Men in this family just kept dying in all kinds of ways for 100 years. This is the Zealand line. Death at an early age is not uncommon in most families, especially … Continue reading Six Generations of Sad Endings
By Anthony Jones Painting of the Raft of the Medusa A sail on the horizon! A sail, a sail! Please God let them see us! “Au secours! Au secours!” we shouted, although our cries were more desperate croaks. We sounded and looked like a murder of crows, our skins blackened by fourteen whole days under … Continue reading Help!
On Saturday, the day after we finished walking the Camino, we went to a government building in Santiago de Compostela to get our certificates acknowledging our completion of the walk. You need to have walked at least 100 kilometers on any Camino to get this certificate and we walked 143 kilometers. So we more than … Continue reading Visiting Santiago de Compostela
Try to remain truthful. The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it's truth that prevails.Dalai Lama Lying during a war is the most intolerable crime When innocent civilians are killed The aggressor country says, "You committed these crimes yourself!" When a … Continue reading A War Against Truth
By John Edwards Amazon photo of East West Street book cover LVIV - EAST WEST STREETI have wanted to go to Lviv where national borders movedwithout a citizen crossing a linefrom Poland to Ukrainespeakers of languages doctored by oppressors Third Reich to Stalinand now a new war I want to go to Lvivwalk their streets … Continue reading Lviv – East West Street
https://twitter.com/georgetakei/status/1499216370763980803?s=21 I am beginning to think the decade of the 2020s may be among the most dreadful in my life. In fact, it is really horrible so far and it might rival the 1940s as among the worst in modern times. First we had a pandemic where we were stuck at home and couldn't see … Continue reading Will the 2020s Be the Dreadful Decade?
Here is the latest Goodreads review of my book, Torn Between Worlds: A Mexican Immigrant's Journey to Find Herself. Since the novel was published in February 2021, the book has received 29 rating and 21 reviews there, with an overall average score of 3.79 out of 5 stars. See this link for details: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56912602-torn-between-worlds. Review … Continue reading A Goodreads Review of My Novel
Here is a video of Japanese ladies singing Ukraine's National Anthem. It's very touching to see people from around the world doing things in support of Ukraine as it is being attacked by soldiers commanded by Vladimir Putin, the dictator of Russia. Originally tweeted by olexander scherba🇺🇦 (@olex_scherba) on February 19, 2022. Other acts of … Continue reading #StandWithUkraine
In honor of National Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am going to highlight how Dutch people were leaders of the resistance to the Nazis during World War II. By reviewing the Righteous Among Nations site, I learned that Dutch people offered the most resistance against the Nazis during World War II in terms of per capita … Continue reading Dutch People Led Resistance to Nazis during WWII
In the last few weeks, I have received two more reviews of my novel, Torn Between Worlds, A Mexican immigrant's journey to find herself, on Goodreads. In case you don't subscribe to Goodreads or may not have seen the reviews, I thought I would share them here. (By the way, I love Goodreads, an online … Continue reading Two Recent Reviews of My Novel