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Friendly Fire

Ever been fired at from your own team?

This will be unusual and a little pointed so apologies ahead of time…
If there’s one thing I don’t understand it’s Friendly Fire. 1,432 more words

Message Series

What will my last words be?

Words have an unseen ability to breathe life into a parched soul when spoken from a genuine heart:  ‘I appreciate you doing that’; ‘That was so kind, thank you’; ‘I saw how you responded and it helps me.’ Motives aimed at another’s good. 633 more words


Niran Sadiqa by Alaa al Aswany

Eigen Vuur
(org. title: Niran Sadiqa)
Alaa al Aswany
(cover art by total italic, amsterdam-berlin)
De Geus 2011


Synopsis (English translation below)*

Aswani kijkt met zijn kritische blik naar de chaos en tegenstellingen in het alledaagse leven van het moderne Egypte. 409 more words


Sorrow of the Seven Samurai

We were seven samurai!
At least when school let them leave.
We met by the riverbank
for battle, bonding & make believe.
With wooden wakizashi… 444 more words


Weight (Stigma) Affects School Children's Grades

My dear friend and colleague Angela Meadows recently penned this important article for The Conversation discussing the issues surrounding weight, school children and academic performance.  There have been  a number of studies over the years linking higher weights with lower performance in school–particularly among female pre-teens and teenagers.  553 more words

DA: MBTA Officer Dic Donohue 'Likely' Wounded By Friendly Fire In Watertown Shootout

WOBURN (CBS) — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Tuesday that MBTA police officer Dic Donohue was “likely” wounded by friendly fire in the April 2013 Watertown shootout. 433 more words