Lost Dog of the American Revolution – The Kindness of George Washington

THE HISTORICAL DIARIES

The story begins on a bloody and cold day in October. A huge battle rages all around in a place called Germantown. A little dog is lost in the aftermath ….

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When Roosevelt Told Opposing Supreme Court Justices to Get Lost

THE HISTORICAL DIARIES

On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt  announced his intention to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 justices. The move was clearly a political one. Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and in turn make the nation’s highest court a completely liberal entity. Republicans cried foul.

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Poem for Tyrants by Lenore Kandel

At one I had her famous book – but somehow it got lost 🙂

The Anthology

it seems I must love even you
easier loving the pretty things
the children   the morning glories
easier    (as compassion grows)
to love the stranger

easy even to realize      (with compassion)
the pain and terror implicit in those
who treat the world around them
with such brutality     such hate

but oh   I am no christ
blessing my executioners
I am no buddha   no saint
nor have I that incandescent strength
of faith illuminated

yet   even so
you are a sentient being
breathing this air
even as I am a sentient being
breathing this air
seeking my own enlightenment
I must seek yours

if I had love enough
if I had faith enough
perhaps I could transcend your path
and alter even that

forgive me, then―
I cannot love you yet

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