Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday September 28, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 AM
Buffalo Soldier

Part I:

Play Time

Retired pastor William W. McDermet III on the editorial page of Saturday’s Buffalo News (Warren E. Buffett, chairman):

“In the 1940s, there was no Internet or television, so after school I amused myself with a snack of graham crackers and milk, maybe a comic book or a Tinkertoy project. Yet what was really exciting was a frequent ring of the doorbell, which mother answered, followed by the request: ‘Can Billy come out and play?'”

Part II:

Excerpt from Fritz Leiber’s
“Damnation Morning,” 1959

“Time traveling, which is not quite the good clean boyish fun it’s cracked up to be, started for me when this woman with the sigil on her forehead looked in on me from the open doorway of the hotel bedroom where I’d hidden myself and the bottles and asked me,

Linda Hamilton as Our Lady of Judgment Day

Our Lady of
Judgment Day

 ‘Look, Buster,
 do you want to live?'”

Part III:

Saint Anna

Washington Post,
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 —
Sheri Jennings, ROME —

“It’s early autumn in 1944,
and the Nazis are advancing
on the Italian front….”

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