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John Murphree (jwmurph)

Joined 10 years ago from Tennessee Last activity 2 weeks ago

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    The Great Lie and Destructiveness of Auschwitz

    2 weeks ago

    Both times that I visited Auschwitz I was overcome with the a deep feeling of depravity of the Nazis who completed it, and how much was part of a governmental system which has so badly harmed its world then and it in remains our world today in the form of white nationalization in our country.

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    The Link Between the Baltimore Ravens and Edgar Allan Poe

    5 weeks ago

    How Edgar Allan Poe, an important 19th-century American writer, is connected to the Baltimore Ravens—an improbable, but true connection.

  • The Anne Frank House and Museum, Amsterdam

    The Anne Frank House and Museum, Amsterdam

    5 weeks ago

    Decades after I read Anne Frank's diary as a teenager, I visited the rooms that she and others lived in at the time, the Netherlands. My first visit, and others that followed, had a profound effect on me.

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    Beautiful Santorini and the Myth of Atlantis

    3 weeks ago

    Our visit to Santorini, a brief interlude in a three week journey from Warsaw to Istanbul was a wonderful experience to an extraordinarily beautiful place in Greece's Aegean Sea, and with a history possibly going back to a big bang in the time of the lost Atlantis.

  • Sophia, Bulgaria

    Sophia, Bulgaria

    2 months ago

    sophia remains damned by its inglorious, failed communist past in our new century its train tracks into the city from the prague and budapest passing though picturesque roughly pointed hills [the pyramids] eroded through ages...

  • Health Care: The US and the Developed World

    Health Care: The US and the Developed World

    8 years ago

    I recently consulted World Health Organization data on the status of health care around the world in developed nations for cost, infant mortality and life expectancy. The results were astounding. Though the US spends more per capita on health care...

  • Each Morning's Light

    Each Morning's Light

    9 years ago

                each  morning’s light every evening’s night begins, ends in your love whatever joy or cares were, are behind, before me your love now looks o’er me making  new every day this life...

  • Poem--Deep South

    Poem--Deep South

    9 years ago

                deep south down here winter’s sweeping, swirling snow sparkles in incessant summer glare, sand of receded ocean covering now lowland costal plain- in summer hot, dry in winter ...



    6 weeks ago

            a battered dishpan perhaps a half century old with well-chewed gum filling wear-holes before running water entered her house with dishwasher and washing machine lightening her load of retirement living: with still a garden to...

  • A Valentine's Poem

    A Valentine's Poem

    9 years ago

                            love builds for humans all a temple of purest thoughts where hope’s dreams become real where time remains young through passing years where then’s lonely nothingness is...

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    Pyramids and Tombs: Egypt's Rich History

    6 weeks ago

    Our trip to Egypt was a week, divided into two parts. The first was a cruise on the Nile beginning at the great Aswan Dam, with stops at the Karnak Temple area and tombs in the Valley of the Kings. In Cairo, we visited the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Cairo Museum with a great King Tut display,


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