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The Decider speaks: my (fictional) conversation with George W. Bush.

Last night I had a dream about George W. Bush. I dreamed that I was at his presidential library–which in reality is called the George W. Bush Presidential Center–and happened … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Rainbow Warrior memorial, Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand.

This somber but beautiful memorial overlooks Matauri Bay, in the northernmost island of New Zealand. The propeller belonged to a ship called the Rainbow Warrior, which was deliberately sunk by French … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Nor’easter from Hell: the great blizzard of 1978.

It happens to be snowing where I am as I write this. Perhaps it’s snowing where you are too–much of the U.S. is supposed to get snow this weekend. But, … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Winter fun of a vanished age: the Frost Fair of 1814.

Exactly 200 years ago today, on February 5, 1814, something wondrous, fascinating and fun happened for the very last time on planet Earth. On that day the Frost Fair on … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Witness this incredible desert sand storm in Iraq! [video]

This video was taken by a U.S. Army serviceman in Al Asad, Iraq, I believe in April 2005. I was reading something about sand storms the other day and realized … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Céide Fields: Ireland’s vanished Stone Age forest paradise.

This article is part of the Irish History Week series. About 80 years ago, in the village of Belderrig in County Mayo in western Ireland, a man named Patrick Caulfield … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The fire off Whiddy Island: the Betelgeuse disaster.

The waters off Whiddy Island, a 3-mile long strip of green nestled in Bantry Bay in the county of Cork, Ireland, are deep and calm. The surrounding area is sparsely-populated, … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The mysterious “National Hotel disease”: environmental disaster or assassination attempt?

About this time of year more than 150 years ago, in early January 1857, guests and political dignitaries began to descend upon Washington, D.C. in anticipation of the inauguration of … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

1833: The night the sky fell in Gettysburg

Originally posted on Time Will Tell:
The old Adams County jail wasn’t the most secure of prisons. Early in the morning of November 12, 1833, a convicted murderer was so…

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The second comers: the moon mission of Apollo 12.

Even with as poorly as most Americans do with basic historical knowledge, almost everyone can name the first team of astronauts to walk on the Moon: Neil Armstrong and Buzz … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment
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