Monthly Archives: August 2010

Jimmy Carter in North Korea: The First Time

President Carter is back in North Korea for the first time in 16 years.  He’s there trying to secure the release of an American who was arrested for making an illegal crossing into North Korea. In 1994, I was privileged … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Superb Web Sites I Try to Read Every Day

1.  Long War Journal: Unrivaled, in-depth coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and other hot spots.  Site overseer Bill Roggio was once one of my fiercest critics. 2.  Wired’s Danger Room: Snarky and insightful, focused on “what’s next … Continue reading

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Lebanon: The Movie… and My Heartbreaking, Dangerous, and Inspiring Lebanon Experiences

The new Israeli-made movie “Lebanon” is an unvarnished, distressing view of war as seen from the inside of an Israeli tank during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. I saw the movie a few days ago, and I recommend you see … Continue reading

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Bernard Shaw’s Tribute to Long-Time Friend and CNN’er John Lewis

FOR JOHN LEWIS •  •  • Bernard Shaw CNN anchor emeritus eulogist •  •  • wednesday, august 11, 2010 5:00pm •  •  • nuuanu memorial park honolulu, hawaii on the air . . . he said—quote—“it is unbelievable to me … Continue reading

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Top Ten Lists: Newsmakers I’ve Met (Not That I Admired Them All)

Ultimate top 10                         Other leaders                                Entertainers 1. Nelson Mandela                     1. Bill Clinton                                  1. Bruce Springsteen 2. Mikhail Gorbachev                 2. Kim Il … Continue reading

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Headline Apps: Sneak Peek – Zombies!

My Headline Apps company is weeks away from releasing its second game for play on the Apple iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. The game title and details are under wraps for now, but this image provides clues. The game is meant … Continue reading

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My Bet: War Zone Dog that Attacked Me Suffered from PTSD

Amid fresh reports of U.S. military dogs returning home from Iraq with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I’m reminded of when a dog attacked me in Baghdad three years ago, cutting so deep into my right hand I had to be … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned: Ten Stories You’ll See Here Soon

1.  MAD: “I Want to Buy a Nuclear Bomb – Really, Please” 2.  Iraq Hero: A General’s Heartbreaking Deck of Cards 3.  Real Mad Men: Encounters with Diabolical Killers 4.  Drunk at a Funeral: Boris Yeltsin Tanked 5.  My Chauffeur: … Continue reading

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Rock Stars: Bono, Springsteen, and Stipe

Among my many thrills: substantive meetings with U2′s Bono, Bruce Springsteen, and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe.  To say I’m a huge fan of all three would be an understatement.  Their music combined accounts for more than 900 songs in my iTunes … Continue reading

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The Ticket: Essential Reading for ATL Travelers

Take it from me, a three million miler with Delta Air Lines, Chris McGinnis’s THE TICKET blog is must-reading for those of us who travel often via the monstrous Atlanta airport.  The site provides valuable and timely tips, news, and … Continue reading

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