April 24th was the 100th anniversary of Medz Yeghern, the Armenian Holocaust, considered the first modern-era genocide, wherein up to 1.5 million* Armenian children, women, and men were systematically murdered by elements of the Ottoman Empire: executed and/or died on a death march from Armenia south through Turkey and from there into the Syrian desert.
The Ottoman Empire ceased to exist at the end of World War I, what physically remains is today the Republic of Turkey. *Wikipedia/New York Times
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This blog will soon be on hiatus for an undetermined period of time...
4/19/15 was the twentieth anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Courthouse bombing: 168 people were murdered, 19 of which were children under 6.* It was the second worst terrorist attack in American history.
*Max was a nom de plume.
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Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day; 70 years since World War II in which six million Jewish children, women, and men were murdered with factory-like precision by the Nazis in concentration camps, many gassed then incinerated.
Please support the National Holocaust Museum/ 100 Raoul Wallenberg PI SW/ Washington DC/ 20024/ 202-488-0400
NEVER DRINK ANYTHING BIGGER THAN YOUR HEAD.
(my apologies to the great Kliban)
Join the 20th Annual Hike For the Homeless in Bangor, 4/11/15:
Please give to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter/ 263 Main Street/ Bangor, Maine, 04401/ 207-947-0092
Finished my third novel, China Flats.
You can read Chapter One in the short story section of this blog.
Excerpt from Page One:
Carney smiled. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, unable to flip from 1999 to 2000, contaminated by some sort of slippery virus called the “The KY Jelly Thing,” all computers on earth were going to crash, BIG TIME. Carney didn’t really care about the sex lives of computers or their inadequacies as mathematicians but web experts claimed that within weeks after the cogs imploded -- he could see this in his mind’s eye -- civilization would cease and everyone in California would be riding yaks and eating seaweed. Of course, then there’d be a humongous war and all the survivalists up on the Ridge, who had been stockpiling canned beans and ammo for a decade, would win all the yaks and all the maidens --
Carney would probably get the seaweed.
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