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The Lifetime of War

Feeling a bit better after my whole airway closing on Friday and subsequent panic attack from said airway closing.

I’m now a dyed in the wool agoraphobe — which is terrible because it’s absolutely beautiful and amazing outside. 322 more words



 Tehran, Iran

(For more context, consider first reading the entry from Mashhad.)

Tehran is not my kind of city, and for most Iranians I talked to who weren’t from there, it’s more a necessity than a pleasure of life for them. 2,034 more words


Today in Middle Eastern history: the Iran Hostage Crisis begins (1979)

It’s only been 36 years since a group of Iranian students from an organization called “Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line”, on their own volition though possibly with the approval of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, … 1,597 more words

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Lost and Found - November 4th Edition

What to remember about November 4th…

  • 1842  Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1864  Confederate raiders destroy millions in supplies with bombardment of supply base at Battle of Johnsonville…
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Argo (2012)

A couple of years ago, I had the idea to watch a bunch of Oscar-winning films for the sake of a blog (sound familiar?).  My plan then was far less ambitious in many ways:  I’d just start with the most recent one and work my way back until I got bored of it.  527 more words

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