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The Arthur Holt Library History : Part 3

Extract from prime minister Robert Menzies’s announcement of war speech, 1939


Photo: National Library of Australia,  ‘Unidentified Australian Army soldiers marching with full kits : scenes of Army life in Australia during World War II’. 1,271 more words

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PBS, Facebook, & Harry Stilson

Here’s a sequel to my Richmond In Sight Facebook entry about being passed from person to person. Recently, Dan Bailey, my friend in Washington state, posted on Facebook about a PBS show & said I was mentioned in the credits. 1,143 more words

Museum Frenzy

I’m not exactly sure what inspired my recent interest in museums, but I must have visited five or six of them within a week’s time recently. 546 more words

How We Got Here The Misuse of American Military Power and The Middle East in Chaos, By Danny Sjursen

A devastating critique of the repeated failures of US foreign and military policy in the Middle East, from Army Major Danny Sjursen at tomdispatch.com:

The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. 279 more words

Government

BRIDGE OF SIGHS, VENICE

Lifting its heart to the sky, the sea sighs. Light
collides with darkness. Gondoliers are serenading
tourists: O Sole Mio. Through a tiny window of… 381 more words

Poetry

Bali

“I didn’t like Bali!” Now before you judge me, I was pregnant in Bali, and I spent a great deal of time throwing up, unable to eat and unable to stand the heat or do many activities. 472 more words

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