I Told You So – 11 Orwellian Quotes About War and Power

Orwell hated his fellow intellectuals, whom he accused of a range of sins: a lack of patriotism, resentment of money and physical vigor, concealed sexual frustration, pretension, and dishonesty. He loved “the ordinary person” and the lives led by those “not especially blessed by material goods, people who work in ordinary jobs, who don’t have much of an education, who won’t achieve greatness, and who nevertheless love, care for others, work, have fun, raise children, and have large thoughts about the deepest questions in ways Orwell thought especially admirable.

Remembering Ernie Pyle, in Honor of National Columnist Day

The Man Who Told America the Truth About D-Day Ernest Taylor Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize—winning American journalist and war correspondent who is best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during World War II. Pyle is also notable for the columns he wrote as a roving human-interest reporter from 1935 through 1941 for the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate that earned him wide acclaimContinue reading “Remembering Ernie Pyle, in Honor of National Columnist Day”

Martin Luther King

As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., it’s natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the around economic justice.

Tonight’s Poetry Friday

I made a #reading friend at work and she has supplied me with a few reads from local #southernillinois authors. Here, local writer and fellow #iraqwar Veteran shares poetry from 2012-2016. Thanks patti for fueling my thoughts. I think I’ll return the favor🤗📖 #poetry #poetrycommunity #amreading #FridayReads #book #booklovers #BookWorm #POEMS #poetweet #poetryofinstagram #poemsporn #poemsofinstagramContinue reading “Tonight’s Poetry Friday”

Fidel Castro Versus Shakespeare – Who did it better?

In Henry 6 part 2, Jack Cade attempts to overthrow the crown by means of a peasant’s revolt.  According to Che Guevara’s Guerilla Warfare manual, Jack Cade had two fundamental aspects on the conduct of revolutionary movement which should have secured a victory: popular forces and an active insurrection, though, Cade fails due to aContinue reading “Fidel Castro Versus Shakespeare – Who did it better?”