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The Greatest Generation

Passport I’m proud to say that the World War II veteran before you is my Grandfather, Cosimo Armando Delfino. The stories he shared with me throughout my childhood and the extraordinary life he lived are some of my greatest inspirations. … Continue reading

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Invasion of France – 1940

Territory A 1940’s marching song: Your land is my land – Your land is my land from the Ardennes woodlands to the Somme wetlands Surrender your trigger hand disband your dreamland or it’ll be a wasteland Just ask Poland — And the show goes on

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Cold bones and hollow veins anchored Reuben Remus to the corner. He shrunk into the hardwood and cupped his ears to guard himself from the sadness around him. Panicked cries and frenzied shouts battered the outside of his window. Despair … Continue reading

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Vanishing Acts

“… Terra trusted that gravity would resolve the remainder of her task. And so it did… She kept Callimachus calm during that six-story free fall, providing his mind with the same weightlessness that his body was experiencing. The fantastic conclusion … Continue reading

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Levitate

“…Between street vendors and rhythmic breathing; down pathetic streets and machine-gunned intersections; around bashful emotions both true and fake; and with rising erections warmed by music that was surely imagined they neared the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland. The attitude of … Continue reading

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a history reborn

There is always time for rewrites… Here is the updated history of a young Reuben Remus. __________ “It was 1918 – war’s end – time to rebuild. The resurgence of intellectualism reinvigorating Poland attracted Benjamin and Martha Remus to the Mokotòw district of … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

“You seek answers to a question you do not fully understand,” seethed the darkness from within Father Bellemare. “Could this be a question of religion, and, subsequently, an answer of Faith? Yes, I think so!” — the sonorous boom of … Continue reading

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… and behold them frequently

I just found this little prayer in one of my Grandfather’s old World War Two books. It would seem Sergeant Richter of the Waffen-SS has found these words before me… “… The moon was nowhere to be seen. But then again neither … Continue reading

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Telling Stories

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POLAND Trapped between two beasts They came from the east They came from the west Kill the intellectuals – box in the Jews – destroy heritage – build prisons take it all then move on *Clack *Clack Sold to the highest bidder!

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