The hurricane that could have prevented 9/11

In 1814, while the British red coats were in the midst of burning down the White House, the Library of Congress, and other governmental institutions, President James Madison had to evacuate. His wife, Dolly, the first lady of the United States, stood in the White House until she knew for sure that a painting of … Read moreThe hurricane that could have prevented 9/11

FOURTH OF JULY FOLLIES: 240 years of stories to warm the heart

America’s birthday! Fireworks galore. The United States.. 240 more. On holidays like today, traditions reign supreme. Cookouts are the thing. Americana, right? Though yesterday I read an interesting LA TIMES editorial piece describing how, according to the author, barbecues have been ruined by vegetarians and lactose, or wheat intolerant guests. Everything is touchy, now. Including … Read moreFOURTH OF JULY FOLLIES: 240 years of stories to warm the heart

THE PHANTOM GIRL IN THE PICTURE

If you checked my Facebook feed earlier today, you may have seen a story I linked being reported by Russia Today.. It is bizarre to say the least.. Old photos have always caused me to pause and stare.. I so often wonder what the often expressionless faces in the photo-documentation of time were thinking.. But the … Read moreTHE PHANTOM GIRL IN THE PICTURE

The JFK assassination video you've never seen

I missed this story a few days ago, but it’s important. The United States government is being sued by a woman for the return of ‘lost’ footage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.. Reporting from the UK GAURDIAN: A woman whose grandfather shot a home video of the assassination of presidentJohn F Kennedy that … Read moreThe JFK assassination video you've never seen