Category Archives: america

Hiroshima Plus One Month 1945

This rare photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud was taken on August 6, 1945. The Hiroshima bombing claimed approximately 120,000 lives and the subsequent leveling of Nagasaki annihilated 80,000. The US military strategists have long held that these two attacks saved over a million US troops by forcing the Japanese Empire to surrender to the […]

The Stars Beyond Our Touch

The stars have obsessed Man throughout our existence on the planet. We have stared at the distant pinpoints of light and asked if anyone was out there. Our ancient ancestors thought the cosmos was the home of the gods, Christians prayed upward to heaven, and modern scientists have mapped the universe with telescopes. Our early […]

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the 13 United States of America: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

Happy Gun Shooting Freedom Day

Today the USA celebrates the Declaration of Independence freedom. 24 hours of traffic jams, bbq, flag-waving, chest-thumping, nascar, bad beer, fighting, and fixing a crapped out car on the highway causing a miles-long traffic jam. As well as American ingenuity. Belly flops. Flip flops A house in the country. And the right to be a […]

Diversity

My father’s side of the family came over on the Mayflower. My Irish Nana sailed across the Atlantic on a cow boat from Ireland. My older sister’s husband is Jewish. My younger sister is married to an African American with Indian blood. My next-door neighbors in my old hometown were Neapolitans who emigrated from Argentina. […]