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Credentialing


During World War II, the New York Times reported on the surrender of German paratroopers to the assistant division commander of the US 8th Infantry Division. Their general was the equivalent of our lieutenant general. Incredulous that he should be surrendering to someone of lesser rank, he demanded Brigadier General Canham’s credentials. Canham gestured to

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Make Room! Make Room!


One of the reasons why I struggle with deep participation in various veterans groups is that the previous generation typically wants to talk at the current generation about their experiences. I honor and respect previous generations, do not get me wrong. It’s merely the penchant of veterans to talk about what they have done. It’s

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It Ain’t Easy Being Heeb


So, a week or two ago, I wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News. To make a long story short, there’s a white supremacist, former Marine, and general goober, who when he’s not busy pressing cider for an AirBnB, dreams of opening a training camp for some imaginary race war. As I said

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Abraham Smashed the Idols


I asked friends on social media what their favorite midrash is. Mine remains Abraham smashing the idols in his father’s shop. He smashed all but one, and handed the stick to the biggest one. He told his father that they fought for a woman’s offering, and that one prevailed. Terah, his father, said, “but they’re

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Linux Rescued My 2010 MacBook Pro


I’m a frugal dude. I don’t play many games on my computers. When I make a several thousand dollar investment, I enter into it fully expecting to nurse it along for as long as possible, and so I try to extend my purchasing cycle on computers to the maximum extent. As a programmer, this isn’t

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About Brian

Brian Kresge

Brian Kresge

Writer, President of Bangor's Congregation Beth Israel, soldier, programmer, father, musician, Heeb, living in the woods of Maine with three ladies and a dog.

About Leah

Leah Kresge

Leah Kresge

Director of Education for Congregation Beth Israel in Bangor, Maine, special educator and former school board member, mother to Amelia and Nezzie.

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