"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Decoding Iraq's symbols of celebration:A primer on shoe-beating, clay discs, and flags old and new. The celebratory palm frond is a pre-Islamic Iraqi symbol that dates back to Sumerian and Babylonian civilization, 5-6,000 years ago, and is used in times of celebration and mourning by all Iraqis, including Christians. So wave a palm for the Iraqis this Sunday.