Kyiv Will Be Gassed Any Day Now

Photo of French soldier wearing a gas mask in WWI from Wikipedia Commons. The withdrawal of Russian troops is a bad sign Get ready for hardcore devastation! Putin has been humiliated. The failure of Russian troops to dominate Ukraine has exhausted Putin’s patience. The planned blitzkrieg got stuck in Ukrainian mud, and the entire ordeal … Continue reading Kyiv Will Be Gassed Any Day Now

Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”

Family photo of author and her brother Harvey circa 1969. These are hurtful words that cut deep The words “retard” and “retarded” are almost never used in context. Instead, these terms are used to get a laugh, make an insult, or insinuate that someone or something is stupid. Unless you have a relative with a … Continue reading Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”

Meeting a Member of the Hitler Youth

In his last official photo, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) leaves the safety of his bunker to award decorations to members of Hitler Youth. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images) Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hitler1945.jpg It forever changed my life During the mid-2000s, when I was lecturing on Nazi Germany to students in my 10th grade World History class, a … Continue reading Meeting a Member of the Hitler Youth