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This year has not been kind to the U.S. Navy. In January, a guided missile cruiser ran aground in Tokyo Bay. In May, another cruiser collided with a South Korean fishing vessel off the Korean Peninsula, injuring several sailors.
At 22, Sally Salem seemed to be heading down the path expected for many women in Cairo, Egypt. It was 1999 and she had just graduated with a degree in English literature and, through family connections, had landed a secure job in a local company. But
My mother passed away 21 years ago. She would have turned 81 this past weekend. She was artistic and silly, but beyond that, a woman to whom I never did become close. She kept her thoughts private, clinging to some turmoil my siblings and I didn’t understand. As we grew up, we noticed she spent more time in her room and less time in front of her painting easel.