THE BEEKEEPER OF ALLEPO

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri, Ballantine Books, 2020 - Ms. Lefteri is currently a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University in the UK.  Her parents fled Cyprus during the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island and, during a period in 2016, she became a volunteer worker at a UNICEF-supported refugee center in …

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THE U-CRANE – AN ENDLESS BLEAK WINTER AHEAD

Seems as if the longer Vlad (the impaler) Pootine rules Rooskie, the more he acts like his hero, good ol’ Joe S.   And hot dog, hasn’t Vlad been some busy this past week?  Somehow those two hundred thousand ballet dancers that he’d brought to the border of Russkie have high stepped their way into the …

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TROUBLE IN THE U-CRANE – THANK THE GHIT

Thank goodness we’ve spent trillions of dollars on nuclear weapons as a deterrent to war.  That pretty much leaves our current crop of megalomaniacs with nothing but ‘conventional’ weapons to throw around in their quest to conquer the world.  Yes, here we are, well into the 21st century, and we can still enjoy the antics …

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THE UNCIVIL SOCIETY

“Bring it on.”  That’s one Freedom Fascist’s response to the Ontario provincial government’s announcement that they’re going to end the Ottawa occupation. Not only is their ‘freedom’ is more important than your freedom and their HONK louder than your combined voices, they’re thirsting for a fight. Well, most people will agree that democracy can be …

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