Born of the sun they traveled a short while

towards the sun

And left the vivid air singed with their honor

— Stephen Spender

WW I poet,

“I Think Continually Of Those”


We are a nation of people who are afraid to speak up on

unpopular issues…

— William J. Lederer

in A Nation of Sheep

(published in 1961)


and what i want to know is

how do you like your blueeyed boy

Mister Death

— e.e. cummings

XXI, “Buffalo Bill’s defunct…”


Capt. Thomas Falkenthal, a priest from the

Archdiocese of Chicago serving with the

Marine Battalion Landing Team, said he

worries when he hears some troops say they

want to erase Lebanon from their memory.

“That kind of raises a caution flag,” he said.

“Because then it becomes a ghost. Sometimes

you have to look the ghost in the eye.”

— New York Times, in March 19, 1984

article about the deaths of 200 Marines

in the bombing of their barracks in

Beriut, Lebanon in 1983

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