Posts Tagged: war


The chorus of the song “Why?” by Tracy Chapman touches on enough serious social issues that I find myself thinking of it on a regular basis, for several years now. Whenever some terrible thing happens that captures one or more news cycles, we never have to wait too long after that for another awful event

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A midnight clear

I really like this movie, a little-known film called A Midnight Clear, which I first saw a good 15 years ago. It’s based on a book by William Wharton, and the cast includes Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, and Kevin Dillon. But even more than the film, the song they play over the closing credits is

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All Quiet: the book on war

Our book discussion group selected All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque for our November meeting. Before we started talking about it a few months ago, I didn’t really know more than the title, and hadn’t been interested in finding out more. But now I’ve read it, and I’m very glad we

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