Recipe From the Arab Kitchen: Chicken Fattah with Rice and Garlic Yogurt Sauce


Chicken Broth

2 Chicken thighs and 1 chicken breast boiled in 3 of 4 cups of water

1 whole onion

5 cardamom pods

salt and pepper to taste… 152 more words

Remembrance Day: Martyrdom, Suffering & Hope

John McCrae and Flanders Fields

Canada and around the world, the poppy has long been a symbol of the
immeasurable sacrifice made by those who have died defending and preserving the… 4,081 more words


Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day

An observance that supposedly recognizes the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces–unlike “Armed Forces Day” for whatever reason. This isn’t to be confused with Memorial Day, which was created to give respect and honor to all those who fell during WWI and WWII (which basically says fuck you to the fallen in the Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq “wars”–they aren’t b/c Congress never authorized them). 202 more words


The Monday Memo: Thoughts on Veterans Day

As a veteran, it has always been pretty interesting to me to watch and read what people say and do on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Armed Forces Day. 504 more words

Current Events

Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

A. E. Housman

These, in the day when heaven was falling,
The hour when earth’s foundations fled,
Followed their mercenary calling… 33 more words

Memorial Day

For the fallen

They fought for their country, their family, their friends.
They fought for the freedoms on which we depend.
A century’s passed, since the poppies they bloomed… 46 more words