A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR

A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS   A hundred years ago today on June 28, 1914 “the shot heard round the world” was fired. 19 year old, Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Duchess Sophia while eating a sandwich. I am guessing it was cevapi ,purchased at a Read More …

“BEWARE, THE IDES OF MARCH”……PLEASE SHUT-UP SOOTHSAYER

“BEWARE, THE IDES OF MARCH”……PLEASE SHUT-UP SOOTHSAYER BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS You know how the saying goes from Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” a soothsayer approaches Caesar in a crowd that includes Brutus, who will ultimately kill Caesar, and the soothsayer cries out to Caesar “Beware, the ides of March.” I have always hated this saying, and Read More …

THE FORGOTTEN SYRIA

THE FORGOTTEN SYRIA BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS Three years ago in the Spring of  2011 a group of  peaceful young protesters in Syria took to the streets demanding economic and political reform.  President Bashar al –Assad responded to the protests with deadly force. The conflict quickly turned into a civil war that has had grave consequences Read More …