The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Holocaust Remembrance Day was January 27th, and I realized it too late to blog about it this year. I did take some time to remember, though. The truth is, the Holocaust impacts my life on a daily basis. On May 5th, 1945, my father, Robert Abelhauser, who was in the US Army, 65th Infantry Division, …

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I “discovered” Anne Frank and her famous diary at the age of 12, so for me she felt like a contemporary. It seemed as if we went through puberty together. We discovered boys together. We were age-appropriately bratty and self-absorbed together. We had issues with our mothers together. (The fact that she was actually born …

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According to the Human Rights Campaign, Scott Lively, president of Abiding Truth Ministries, believes that “Homosexuality is a personality disorder that involves various often dangerous sexual addictions and aggressive anti-social impulses.” The guy is, in short, a nut job. According to Addicting Info, “Lively told Trunews that homosexuality should be considered “more offensive” than mass …

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Here in America most of us think of the Great Depression as being something that impacted our country alone. Not so. The depression did originate in the United States after the stock market crashed in 1929, but it spread throughout the world, causing drops in personal income, tax revenue, and international trade. Unemployment went sky …

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