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April 11, 2024

  • Poetics of April
    As we enter into the poetics of April, also known as national poetry month, here are four voices from well to lesser known. The Tradition – Jericho Brown Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Brown visited the last American Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP 2024) conference, and I loved his speech and humor. Besides […]
  • Barbara Marie Minney in Perrysburg
    Indie bookstore, Gathering Volumes, just hosted poet and (transgender) activist, Barbara Marie Minney in Perrysburg To celebrate Trans Day of Visibility, Minney read from her poetry book – A Woman in Progress (2024). Her reading depicted emotional and physical transformations especially in the scene of womanhood and queer experiences. Her language is empowering and personally […]
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Sampling of war lingo

Knight Ridder Newspapers (KRT) A sampling of terms that may appear in wartime stories: Amphibian: A small craft that moves via propellers and wheels or air cushions on both land and water. Barrage: Fired munitions that are designed to destroy an area rather than be aimed at a given target. Command and control: The exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over forces in the accomplishment of a mission. MRE: Meal ready to eat in the field. Ordnance: Military supplies, including weapons, ammunition and combat vehicles. Also can refer to a service of the Army charged with procuring, distributing and safekeeping such supplies. Point of no return: The point along an aircraft route beyond which it will not be able to return to base without refueling. Q-message: A classified communication regarding navigational dangers, such as mined areas. Residual forces: U.S. troops that are ready to go into combat but have been held in reserve. Rules of engagement: The circumstances under which troops will initiate and/or continue combat. Supporting fire: Fire delivered by supporting units to assist or protect another unit in combat. Zulu time: During a military operation, all units operate according to the same time zone. The world is divided into 24 time zones, each designated by a letter of the alphabet. The “clock” at Greenwich, England, is used as the standard for many activities that cross time zones and is designated Z. Military time usually is stated in a 24-hour format. Thus 1830Z is pronounced, according to the phonetic alphabet, as 1830 Zulu. ___ Source: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms; Knight Ridder research. ___ ‘copy 2003, Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services.

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