Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Today is the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. The complex included a concentration camp, an extermination camp and a forced-labor camp. "And can it be that in a world so full and busy, the loss of one weak creature makes a void in any heart, so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!" Charles Dickens.
It happened in the Dominican Republic, 1937, that 20,000 Haitians were executed because they did not pronounce the Spanish word for parsley correctly. Or should we say they failed to roll the R. This occurred under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.
Elizabeth Crook, "He talked about the railroad's bribery of politicians and corrupt subsidizing of newspapers and all the unethical retaliations on the poor." From "The Night Journal".
I watched "Ghosts of Mississippi". It is a portrayal of how the murderer of Medgar Evers was tried three times before being sentenced.
We went to Colleen's for supper and bowled on the Wii. My arm actually feels stiff now.

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