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COMMENTARY | A Savior When You Need It Most: A Christmas Message Delivered Amid The Blood And Snow Of Bastogne

COMMENTARY | A Savior When You Need It Most: A Christmas Message Delivered Amid The Blood And Snow Of Bastogne

VIRGINIA KRUTA ASSOCIATE EDITOR   Just days before Christmas in 1944, my grandfather — SSG William Franklin Greenplate — was embedded with the rest of the 12th Armored Group in the tiny village of Longvilly, Belgium. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Ardennes forest, Longvilly was just north of the Luxembourg border and just […]

Belgian Authorities Knew Everything About Paris Suspects, Didn’t Act

Belgian Authorities Knew Everything About Paris Suspects, Didn’t Act

Belgian authorities didn’t arrest a few Paris terror suspects despite being well aware of their radicalization and attempted trips to Syria. Ibrahim Abdeslam – who blew himself up outside a cafe, killing only himself – was stopped in Turkey earlier this year when attempting to travel to Syria. Law enforcement released him after failing to […]

Living large on a living barge–12 A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–12  A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the eleventh in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editor’s Note: Last week Tom  and crew stole their way into a chateau. The following morning we waved goodbye to Chateau […]

Living large on a living barge – 11

Living large on a living barge – 11

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the eleventh in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. . Editor’s Note: Last week Tom bid farewell to The Netherlands and visited the town of Liege, Belgium. Ten years ago […]

Living Large on a Living Barge — 5

Living Large on a Living Barge — 5

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the fifth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  We were on our way.  The ice had magically disappeared.   We had been stopped at the worst lock along the Muses […]

Living Large on a Living Barge – 4

Living Large on a Living Barge – 4

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the fourth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  We were safely tied to the quay. Just a few miles ahead was another lock, the reason why there was so […]