Archiv der Kategorie: English

Principles overboard

Recently, I received an email sent to members of a private group from the list moderator, who is usually quite strict about prohibiting politics being forced into the group. The email forwards a protest letter against Trump’s policy of separating … Weiterlesen

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Irish wit and tragedy

My great, great grandmother Ann M. Sullivan, born November 1861 in a mining town in Wayne County, Pennsylvania to Irish parents, was still a teenager when her family moved to Jersey City. There she married an Irish-born fireman, Daniel McMahon. … Weiterlesen

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I buried my heart at Hastings

When French-speaking Normans invaded England, they changed the indigenous culture decidedly. Their soldiers mercilessly destroyed the Anglo-Saxon army, decimated entire villages, executed half the ruling class and quickly built stone castles across the land. The Domesday Book, which documented the … Weiterlesen

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Gentrified Oz

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Non-vegetarian Smoothy

  „When aliens arrive, they’ll be shocked by the brutal ways we treat each other and our home. They may decide to save the planet by eradicating us. They’ll be here soon, created by Google and other high-tech labs. Experts … Weiterlesen

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„Lord of the Flies“

‚Twas all in bad taste,“ cried the imam. A buck’t o’ blood on the sacred grounds Did desecrate. Arousing the spirit of Mohammed Who In his mortal lifetime Had sever’d the heads of thousands. Thereafter increased by ‘is Slaves and … Weiterlesen

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Borderline Control

Recently my youngest son and I experienced the wonderful security measures of the European Union. For unclear reasons we were asked for our passports or identity cards at the Berlin-Schönefeld airport in Germany and then we both were asked to … Weiterlesen

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