Tag Archives: World War I

In War and Peace

What happens when peacetime resembles war?  I will be pondering this question in coming weeks as we celebrate Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month here in the U.S.A. This year there will be a special focus on the … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Genius

Two graphic novelists were among the twenty-three creative people recently awarded an annual MacArthur “Genius” grant, with its hefty prize money.  The MacArthur Foundation “celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships.”  I was delighted to see that … Continue reading

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To End All Wars

It was called the “war to end all wars.”   Yet this month—marking the 100th anniversary of the first battles of World War I (1914 to 1918)—brings new headlines and sound bites about wars and battles.  Images of wounded children, weary … Continue reading

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