Tag Archives: France

Friday Funnies: About Hyaenas

In the ‘The Lion King‘,  three hyaenas are shown as silly buffoons, giggling and cackling their way through the movie.  Researchers and other hyena specialists unsuccessfully pleaded with Disney, makers of the movie, to portray hyenas as they are – serious, … Continue reading

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Slogging through Europe in WWii: Rommel’s Widow, Night-Time Charley, Combat & Fire-Storms – and After the War: “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres”

In memory of my Dad’s service in World War II, I am re-posting the following blog from last year: ############ “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us… they can’t … Continue reading

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Posted in Army Corps of Engineers, Germany, Memorial Day, War Games, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Cultural Collapse in Egypt

A while back, on Radio Germany [short wave], a program was aired on changes in women’s dress in Egypt over the past several decades – towards both western dress and veiling.  Although Egypt is a small country and one that … Continue reading

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Posted in Cuisine, Egypt-Recent, Food, Food & Politics, Food Security, France, History-General, Social Life | Tagged , , | 4 Comments