C490 UN Ambassadress Nikki Haley wants to Splash

Our header picture is Nikki Haley with her family on the left and her husband's on the left taken when she was governor of South Carolina.  Based on the poinsettias in the background, I imagine it was taken as a Christmas Holiday photo --  Mrs. Haley is a convert to Christianity but her parents remain... Continue Reading →

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C398 Commander of the Quds clandestine forces in Iran, Major General Qasem Soleimani

The United States launched an airstrike Thursday evening. According to Fox News, it resulted in the death of an Iranian general and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. “I think the Iranian leadership understands President Trump will take action. … We clarified these responses would be swift and decisive. We have now showed that. I hope... Continue Reading →

C402 On the road to Ithaka, C.P. Cavafy

Constantine P. Cavafy, was the pseudonym of Konstantínos Pétrou Kaváfis. He was born April 29, 1863, in Alexandria, Egypt, and died 70 years later on his birthday, April 29, 1933, in Alexandria. His parents were both from the Greek community in Constantinople (now Istanbul) Turkey. Historically, this was Anatolia. He was a Greek poet who consciously developed his... Continue Reading →

C399 Russian Agent, Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

The Cold War (Hot wars involved military action; Cold Wars involve espionage) against Russia has had many causalities, including President Kennedy. The greatest question was whether Oswald acted alone. CIA operative Jim Garrison did a magnificent job of so obscuring what happened along with the Fifth Estate and the Warren Commission it seems it will... Continue Reading →

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