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9/11: Perhaps it’s time we DO forget

We will never forget poster
I want this to be understood in the manner in which it is intended so I will explain as carefully as I can the meaning of this statement, "I hope we do forget". In all grief there must be an end. There must be a time after time that healing has taken place and the one in grief can move on, move forward. Not to do so is unhealthy. I do not mean to never mention it, nor to fail to comprehend it. ...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

A paradoxical alliance cover art
Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Did the terrorists win? Do Terrorists matter?

We will forget
December 7, 1941, the day that will live in infamy! The day the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2000 American soldiers were killed and another 1000 were wounded. 300 airplanes were destroyed and around 20 ships, including 8 battleships. It sucked America into WWII leading to the loss of 1,076,245 American lives in a conflict that is estim...
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Pope Francis says that “Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist

Muslim Terrorism, what a surprise!
This is really one that is beyond me. The pope says that "Muslim terrorism does not exist" and that just baffles me. Oh, I get what he's trying to convey and that's to say that it's not accurate to paint the entire religion that way. Fine, but that's not what people do when we use terms like "Muslim terrorism". I suppose there are some people who paint all Muslims with that same brush but I don't ...
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