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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Bon Mot of the Week

And the Bon Mot of the Week goes to Anthony Lane for his New Yorker review of the Matt Damon film "Green Zone."  Damon plays an Army warrant officer whose job it is to search for those elusive weapons of mass destruction in the early days of the Iraq War.  Lane gets off a good one in remarking that "he might have had more success looking for live unicorns."
        One of the rallying cries of the Obama haters these days is "no more apology tours."  But shouldn't we be feeling just a little apologetic about invading a sovereign country for no good reason?  -EFP

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