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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Terrible Beauty

I haven't been posting the last few days, mainly because the whole world is just getting me down. Today though, two pieces of positive news are worth noting, and mulling over. They don't negate, or even begin to balance all the nasties out there, but at least we have something that doesn't turn the stomach going on.

The first, this bit of health news showing that cancer may at last be succumbing to our attempts to rid the world of its griefs; the other, that the IRA has at last renounced violence and terror in favor of political process and growth.

These things don't end the war----or, forgive me, the newly re-branded Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism---but they do shine a light in a dark moment of our world.