A British sea captain describes a terrifying volcanic eruption in the West Indies.
This one famous chart from 1869 tells the incredible story of one of the great defeats in military history.
The great hurricane that struck New England in 1815 leaves us with a lot to think about today.
Some things may be changing on this blog--but hopefully not too much.
I'm on hiatus! Regular postings will resume sometime after August 30, 2015.
This is what was left after the world's largest volcano blew up in April 1815. We're lucky it wasn't worse.
Why the AP Stylebook is wrong when it claims that the terms "climate change" and "global warming" are interchangeable.
This house on the shores of Lake Geneva is the birthplace of a whole generation of horror stories.
This famous house was where Lafayette stayed and was once the home of a woman whose diary I got to read.
My top 10 favorite articles of the year, Nos. 10, 9, 8 and 7.