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My DVD wallet: Comfort movies for an extended trip.

As many of you may know, I have just returned from a month-long trip to Boston to do research for my dissertation project, Ten Years of Winter. If you read my … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Unthinkable and un-American: Yes, I am not a fan of “The Simpsons.”

I’m told that there was some sort of mega-Simpsons marathon on TV yesterday. I’m told, rather than I know for sure, because I don’t watch a lot of TV, and … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

REVIEW: Van Halen – 1984 (1984)

Originally posted on mikeladano.com:
VAN HALEN (Not Van Hagar!) Part 7: House of Pain My latest series of reviews at mikeladano.com is an in-depth look at all the classic VAN HALEN albums, with David…

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Scenario fulfillment”: the tragedy of Iran Air Flight 655.

Twenty-six years ago today, on July 3, 1988, a tragic incident occurred in the skies over the Strait of Hormuz, which separates Iran from various Arab states on the other … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 41: A chunk of the Berlin Wall.

This unusually chipper piece of concrete once stood in the center of Berlin. Molded in a hurry in August 1961, the Berlin Wall is probably the single most enduring symbol … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 40: the original Macintosh computer. [Guest post by Robert Horvat]

By Robert Horvat In the middle of 1984, I was getting a tour of my new high school that I would be attending in ’85. It was there that I first … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: Iron Maiden “The Evil That Men Do.” [video]

This song happened to come on my iPod while I was in the library yesterday, and was playing when I found a very interesting letter written by Thomas Jefferson relating … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Metal for Friday: “I’ll Wait” by Van Halen. [audio]

This has always been one of my all-time favorite Van Halen songs, and the album it comes from, 1984, is nothing less than a milestone in my life: it was that … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

The geologist who rode the whirlwind: remembering David Johnston.

Thirty-four years ago today, on May 18, 1980–like today, also a Sunday–Mt. St. Helens, the most picturesque peak in the Pacific Northwest, exploded in a volcanic eruption of immense magnitude. … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

A tangled tapestry of faith and prophecy: the Fátima events.

A few days ago when I started planning this article I expected to write a short, fairly straightforward description of the events surrounding Our Lady of Fátima, a fascinating episode that … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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