Monthly Archives: July 2014

“The Great War” Begins: July 28 is the 100th Anniversary of World War I

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on July 26, 2014.) For many Europeans, the early 1900s must have been exciting and hopeful times. The Industrial Revolution, beginning 150 years earlier, had given them a higher standard … Continue reading

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Returning Home to Hasbrouck Heights

(This essay was originally published as a letter to the editor–abridged– by The Record (North Jersey) on July 24, 2014.) There is something both comforting and disquieting about returning to one’s home town after many years. With voices both pushing me … Continue reading

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