Most adults have probably heard of the Doomsday Clock. It was created by the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, America’s atomic bomb-building project during World War II and […]
I thought Colorado’s fires were bad. And then came California. I thought California’s fires were bad. And then came Australia. I don’t know how one adequately describes what’s happening there. […]
Trump’s phone call asking Ukraine to interfere in American politics was an impeachable offense. And the impeachment hearings are now in progress. But at least nobody died in that incident. […]
Alarmist? Since the ’60s I’ve heard that the Amazon rain forest is “the earth’s lungs” and supplies about 20% of the world’s oxygen. Yet all these years later, the Brazilians […]
When I first heard that Donald Trump was talking about buying Greenland, I thought it was a joke. As big a joke as Trump running for president. Fortunately, he was […]
Normandy by the Numbers The Normandy Invasion consisted of 5,333 Allied ships and landing craft embarking nearly 175,000 men. The British and Canadians put 75,215 troops ashore, and the Americans […]
From the New York Times newsletter this morning: • Quotation of the day “A country that can’t be trusted with a bone saw shouldn’t be trusted with nuclear weapons.” — […]
World on the rocks? Sure seems like it sometimes.
Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists were Saudis.
Twelve members of Thailand’s Wild Boars youth soccer team and their assistant coach were trapped deep in a cave for two weeks when monsoon rains began and water in the […]
When the dying patient, en route to palliative care for the last time, expressed a wish to “just be at the beach,” Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic Graeme Cooper took […]
This video is five years old but it was new to me. And it certainly brightened my day. I hope it will brighten yours, too. The back story on this … […]
And this: And this: And so much more. Assad. Barrel bombs. Chlorine gas. Is it coming back to you now?
I’m watching a rerun of CNN’s series “The Sixties,” specifically season one, episode 2, “The World on the Brink.” It’s about the Cuban missile crisis. I watched again as Russian ships […]