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From a Tent in Italy

In the camp of dreams he s sitting on his balcony in Aleppo; the lights of his city now dimmed the street blackened and empty the clatter of crockery indicating life goes on somewhere; in the dark a distant rifle … Continue reading

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Exodus

We  used to live by an ancient Roman road where the chalk gave way to clay then to grandfather’s fertile garden   lemon trees and vines. Now we walk in the footprint of the Legions passed the iron age fort … Continue reading

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Into Exile

I walk the old streets and realize they tore down the Endicott Theater to put up a savings bank in the same space where Poppa and I saw “Blood and Sand”. And Fat Tony’s Luncheonette where we’d stroll for a … Continue reading

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The Rains AreComing

The rains are coming to parched deserts washing away the foot prints of the invader. After the deluge all will be as if the foot prints never were. They lost lives, the invader a limb, a foot, an eye for … Continue reading

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Sending Ground Troops to Syria

  “As President Barack Obama took the podium to reassure the nation of his commitment to defeating the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, in a rare oval office address on Sunday, a  CNN poll released the same … Continue reading

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The Muslim Civil War

What can I say the day after Paris? How does one write anything meaningful in a world gone mad?  My fingers are on the keys yet I cannot find words. Those of you who waste your precious time reading this … Continue reading

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We’re Sorry

We’re sorry we bombed your apartment and your favorite hiding place and your street which, just like you will have to live it all over again tomorrow. We’re sorry we missed our intended target; all those buildings look the same … Continue reading

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