Category Archives: 20th century


EASTER 1916 I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or […]

The Last View Of The Titanic

HMS Titanic departed from Southampton on April 10, 1912. The massive ship stopped at Cherbourg to pick up 274 more passengers and drop 24. The next day the Titanic reached Cork, Ireland, where over a hundred passengers boarded the liner and seven departed. One was Father Francis Browne, a Jesuit trainee, who snapped the known […]

Jerusalem 1920

Population 1922. Jewish 33,971 Muslims 13,413 Christian 14,669 And about 4000 others. Of course the rest of Palestine was another story. Jeiwsh 84,000 Christian 71,000 Muslims 589,000 It was a different world. Jerusalem was a different place.

Nelson Mandela Ad Infinitum

Some people aren’t scared to speak the truth and their voice lives on forever. “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings… If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude […]

Two Fingers of Blame

Several years ago the legend of the Titanic gained two new insights with the disclosure from an ancestor of ocean liner’s second officer that the ship had been doomed by a steering error by the helmsman. The panicked mistake was overruled by the first officer according to his fellow officer too late to avoid the […]