Tag Archives: War

Guns, Fear and Razor Wire

I am finally going to talk about this monastery that I’ve been promising to discuss for the last several days.  There has been so much that I felt like needed to get said on the subject of Kosovo before I … Continue reading

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Torn Apart and Put Back Together

Kosovo is a sensitive topic, no matter who you’re talking to.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re Serbian, Albanian or neither, if you’ve heard more than a passing mention of Kosovo, you probably have an opinion about it.  You feel that … Continue reading

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Army Strong

People are often surprised when I say that I support a strong military.  I suppose it doesn’t seem to fit with my otherwise liberal worldview and smacks of a latent conservatism.  Whether this last is good or bad or even … Continue reading

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A Lesson in the Politics of People

Ever since high school I’ve been fascinated by Yugoslavia.  At the time, it was a war raging in Bosnia that caught my attention, and I began to read about a region that, until that point, I had only heard of … Continue reading

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Not My War

This poem came to mind as I was trying to fall asleep.  I’m not sure why it did, but I was happy because I had more or less forgotten about it.  I wrote this almost three years ago, and both … Continue reading

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