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All the World’s a Stage

By Marcus Fisk All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one...

Divine Providence

On Watch By Marcus Fisk “I wish to have no connection with any ship that doesn’t sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.” –...

On Watch: Old Glory

Old Glory By Marcus Fisk Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars,...

On Watch: White House of Cards

White House of Cards By Marcus Fisk ALEXANDRIA, VA-Sorry y’all, but what’s going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the elephant in the room, or maybe...

ON WATCH: Hello Dolley! How Much Do You Know About Our...

Hello Dolley! By Marcus Fisk The year 2020 is rapidly approaching and before you can say “Jackie Robinson,” it will be presidential election time. I know...

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It's Presidents' Day for a Good Reason by Marcus J Fisk Washington (the original George “W”) was the first President to have 'saved the country' and...

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Mercy Street - Alexandria’s “Civil” War By Marcus Fisk This month marks the airing of the Civil War PBS docudrama, “Mercy Street.” War is always a...

ON WATCH: Bad Moon Rising

  By Marcus Fisk October 13th marks the 240th anniversary of the U.S. Navy.  Throughout its long history the Navy has maintained a tradition that exists...

ON WATCH: United Nations?

By Marcus Fisk In past columns, I have written about a smorgasbord of ideas, history, issues, and fun-facts-to-know-and-tell.  Usually, I have tried to do it...

On Watch: Our Floundering Fathers

By Marcus Fisk  Trapped somewhere in old, dusty, scholastically-mired history books are some ripping yarns of how we got started as a country just begging...
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