Category Archives: USA

HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

On August 6, 1945 , Hiroshima, Japan was destroyed by the first direct hit of an atomic bomb on a city.  Hersey tells what happened that day. “Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document, has … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman, A Film

Who doesn’t love Hugh Jackman?  He plays the character of P T Barnum who once said, ” There is a sucker born every minute. ” That quirky side of Barnum is not really addressed in his making people happy by … Continue reading

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Coins Left at a Departed Soldier’s Grave

Mementos have been found  for the dead  left by the living since the  earliest graves were discovered.  From the simplest graves of the masses  to the  those for kings, items are left for use in the afterlife such a pottery, … Continue reading

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Will Indian Immigration to the United States Increase?

Indian Immigrants in the United States AUGUST 31, 201 SPOTLIGHT By Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova A college student applies henna, the Indian tradition of painting elaborate designs on the skin. (Photo: University of Illinois Springfield) Immigrants from India first … Continue reading

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LBJ, a Film

LBJ, Lyndon Barnes Johnson was  a bigger than life  Texas politician who was a major national player during the turbulent 60’s. Woody Harrelson played this challenging role and very well indeed. Johnson  became very visible when President Kennedy chose him … Continue reading

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Music Monday . . . . Steely Dan

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dies at 67 This is the tribute letter written by Donald Fagan, the sole surviving creator  of the group. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. … Continue reading

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Helping the Helpless

About two weeks ago, I saw Dunkirk  the story of  the Allied forces trapped on the beach in France  as sitting ducks for  German guns.  They were trapped with no hope or help in  sight because no  large ships were … Continue reading

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