Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 13, 1961: East Germany Walled Out Democracy

On this date in 1961, the East German government began construction of the Berlin Wall to separate West from East Germany. It was the symbolic barrier between democracy and communism during the Cold War – the concrete version of “the … Continue reading

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Never Risk Death by Appliance

So, the little boy (20-something) comes to repair my non-draining washing machine.  “Ma’am, did you know it’s un-plugged?” Uhh, yah!  When a major appliance that weighs more than I do is mal-functioning, I do that.    If I learned anything … Continue reading

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