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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part VII

Dear Readers: Before proceeding with my recap of this documentary, a few housekeeping points. From rewinding and looking more closely at the captions, I found names for the faces of these analysts who have been sharing their expert knowledge and … Continue reading

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America Retreats From Afghanistan – To Central Asia?

Dear Readers: This post follows almost seamlessly from the prior three, and consists of a review of this piece by reporters Elena Leksina, Andrei Rezchikov, and Natalia Makarova. Recall that in our previous posts on this topic we learned about … Continue reading

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Sitrep

Dear Readers: I wanted to apologize for the delay in finishing up the Molotov-Ribbentrop piece.  I have been off the grid for a few days.  Literally!  Just went through sort of hurricane here, where I live, have had no electricity … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – April Edition

Dear Readers: Returning to my ancient tradition of the monthly audit.  Okay, I skipped March because I wanted to cram in more plague stories.  But now even The Plague is starting to get old.  And no, I won’t have any … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – February Edition

DEAR March, come in! How glad I am! I looked for you before. Put down your hat— You must have walked— How out of breath you are! Dear March, how are you? And the rest? Did you leave Nature well? … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – January Edition

Dear Readers: Happy February 1!  For my non-American readers:  February is an important month in the U.S., as it marks the birthdays of two major Presidents, Washington and Lincoln.  Who were coincidentally born on the same day, which always, mysteriously, … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – December Edition

Brush away old heartaches. Learn from our mistakes. Another year is finally over. A new dawn awakes. Let the old year out. Welcome the new one in. Bury the bad things of the past As a new year now begins. … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – November Edition

Dear Readers: So it’s December, Winter is here, blah blah blah.  I actually love Winter, but I hate the holiday season, because it’s all consumerist B.S.  Bah humbug! So let’s just get on with the merriment.  Ho ho ho.  As … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – October Edition

Dear Readers: October has fled, along with its fall foliage and other treats; and November is here.  Excitement mounts as winter approaches… Stats-wise, October was not such a great month for me; but that was to be expected, since I … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – September Edition

September  (by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) This is the forest primeval… [oops, sorry, wrong poem!] I bear the Scales, where hang in equipoise The night and day; and whenunto my lips I put my trumpet, with its stress and noise Fly … Continue reading

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