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USS Arizona 75th Anniversary

AZ

 

Please help send the six remaining survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack to visit their shipmates again.

https://www.arizonafinalsalute.com/

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TRUE/FALSE

Central Missouri’s very own famous documentary film festival:

tf2015

true/false.org

Some notable films I have seen in the past:

2010: How to Fold a Flag

2011: The Interrupters

2012: Bully

2013: The Garden of Eden

2014: The Overnighters

There is an archive of the films from past years on the T/F website. Many more of the films are available for viewing online or elsewhere. Take some time to watch something meaningful. My takeaway from some of these films: We are all flawed, but we can all help.

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Bookends

I participated in my first blog event tonight, the latest assignment for blogging class, and tried my hand at flash fiction. The source was Micro Bookends, a contest which provides the first and last word for a very short story that participants create. It also provides an image that must be worked into the story. I don’t care if I win or not–this should be fun! A new one runs every Thursday, further ensuring I will keep my 2015 resolution of writing something every Thursday. At this point, how could I not write something!?

My submission for today’s words are in the comments section here.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

http://www.ushmm.org/

One of my lasting takeaways from our 2010 visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC was a variation of an excerpt from a speech by Protestant Pastor Martin Niemöller, inscribed on a wall near the exit:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

More about the pastor:

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392


Framed print in my office at home.

Framed print in my office at home.