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The "quiet warrior": How a 95-year-old female veteran made history

Published June 15, 2019

Anna Mae Robertson once spent her time evading Nazi U-boats in war-torn Europe. Now, perched on her living room recliner with photos of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren covering the walls, some may find it difficult to believe, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Do you know about the "Six-Triple-Eight"?

Published Feb. 13, 2019

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, meet the first all-African-American, all-female military unit to serve overseas in World War II.

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My Memorial Day gift

Published May 29, 2017

An average run to the grocery store the other day turned into anything but average. It was a gift that I will remember for the rest of my life.

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"Phoenix" is a "Vertigo"-riffing psychological slow burn that soars

Published Aug. 23, 2015

If you're planning on riffing off of one of Hollywood's greatest director's greatest movies, you better know what you're doing. Luckily, the man behind "Phoenix" is the extremely talented German director Christian Petzold, who smartly takes a touch of Hitchcock and twists it into an impressive project all of his own, a brilliantly crafted modern post-war noir carefully cloaked in mystery that slowly but satisfyingly burns to a quiet fireworks display of a finale.

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An Infamous Day

Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   December 7th. A date which will live in infamy. 70 years ago today, the generation who would become known as our greatest generation had their world turned upside down with Pearl Harbor. It has special significance with me because my grandpa...

Causes And Cruises

Thursday November 11th, 2010 - Miami, FL   Far too many overly serious topics are coming to the forefront at once lately, at least for my tastes, but they are. I want to focus on fun and funny and doing as much good with as much time as I have left on this cockeyed little space pebble f...

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