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Missing the Iceberg: The Life of David Blair

Here we are in March and I have  not posted one new article in the fresh new year. Boo-hoo, now I feel really bad. Bad, J.G. To appease that guilt that has been gnawing away at my conscience please allow me … Continue reading

Screaming Fury: Vajont Dam Disaster

Vajont Dam

October 2013 saw the 50th anniversary of the Vajont Dam Disaster, an event that seems to have been overlooked by the anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination (perhaps it is like history repeating itself – after Kennedy’s death I was unable to find much … Continue reading

On the River: Evansville, Indiana

Looking up at the Four Freedoms

I think it’s safe to say that most major wars America has ever taken part in are represented on the riverfront in Evansville, Indiana. In some shape or form veterans and wars are memorialized. The LST-325 stands as an ever-present … Continue reading

“What the ice gets, the ice keeps”: Endurance Expedition

Endurance in the background. The dogs housed in "dogloos" are fed by expedition members (Credit: Library of Congress)

“As ice pushed from three different directions converging at one point, which happened to be where Endurance sat, the ship shuddered as she was twisted. And then she began to take on water. If they wanted to save Endurance, the crew would have to move fast. The water was pumped … Continue reading

A Racing Biscuit: Seabiscuit

Smith and Seabiscuit (Credit: Wikipedia)

Because horses are history too and because your bloghostess has written too many tragic posts you are now subjected to the life of a race horse. If my “horse terms” are not correct feel free to comment on it so that it … Continue reading