In 2018, I found a rare World War I, Lost Generation photo album at a flea market in Oklahoma City. It cost me $50. World War II albums are not that uncommon, but a World War 1 album of this caliber is quite an amazing find. Similar albums with fewer photographs and fewer human subjects […]
In 1989 filmmaker David Hoffman recorded a therapy session for Gen-Xers who shared stories about growing up with fathers who were Vietnam War veterans. The teenagers, all of whom appear to have been born in the late 1960s, were filmed at a church in St. Louis, Missouri. “I felt for these kids and for the […]
The disappearance of EgyptAir 804 has made me think a lot about Pan Am Flight 103 and the Syracuse College students killed by terrorists on December 21, 1988. I was in college at the time and more than any other act of terrorism, it impacted me the most. Even more than the Oklahoma City bombing […]
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Atlas Obscuria has published a fascinating story about this picture of an elephant foot of lava — radioactive corium — taken in 1996 at the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. It takes awhile to get to the selfie explanation, but this is a terrific read. Here’s an excerpt: “…It’s possible to put together clues embedded in […]
After hearing about the terrorist attack in France on November 13, all I could think about was what Pope Francis said about our piecemeal World War III. It was September 13, 2014, and he said this while touring a war memorial in Italy where 100,000 World War I soldiers are buried. “Humanity needs to weep […]
I will show you great and mighty things. — Jeremiah 33:3 YouTube has removed filmmaker Michael Chang’s love letter to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS. The video went viral in April 2015 after the Catholic website, OnePeterFive, posted it. But, on June 1, Chang […]
[Infographic Monday] The History of American Wars courtesy LOWVARATES.com.