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Entries by Dorian de Wind from 01/2014

Air Force Thunderbirds: The Sound of Freedom

| Posted 01.01.2014 | Impact

Early this morning, New Year's Day, my son, who lives in Southern California, 'Facebooked' me a photo of contrails made by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on their way to the 125th Rose Parade and mentioned the roar they made.

A Second Look at Our Young Military Days

| Posted 01.06.2014 | Impact

Now in my 70s, I also look back on my youthful, carefree days aboard those beautiful EC-121s in a different light and I get a lump in my throat when I think of Sergeant Thibodeau and of all those magnificent young men who made the ultimate sacrifice in those flying machines.

Promise Zones, Economic Freedom Zones and a Kid from Harlem

| Posted 01.12.2014 | Education

There was a period of time in my life where I was goofing off. I was raised by a single mom. I didn't know my dad. The only difference between me a...

How One Ohio Family Came to Love Obamacare

| Posted 01.19.2014 | Good News

I have read so many horror stories about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that when I read the story of how a skeptical Ohio family found plenty to like in the ACA, I had to assume that TIME Magazine was lying.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

| Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact

Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps it is a form of personal catharsis, atonement if you will, for never having taken the time or made the effort to learn more about Jewish history and culture, about the Jewish religion, and about the Jewish suffering.

The 'Cape Ray' Is Ready. But, Are the Syrians Ready and Willing?

| Posted 01.28.2014 | World

In the State of the Union Address tonight, the President said, "American diplomacy backed by the threat of force is why Syria's chemical weapons are...

SOTU Address: A Speech and an Evening That 'Belonged to the Purple Heart Recipient in the First Lady's Box'

| Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

During the address, Americans would get to see shots of this Army Ranger sitting or standing next to the first lady, sometimes applauding with some difficulty at something the president said. But it wasn't until nearly the end of the SOTU address that America would get to know who this soldier, blind in one eye and with only partial use of his left side, really is.