Tag Archives: World War

The Rest of the Family

I’ve written before about my Dad’s exploits in World War II (The Big One.) Here’s what little I can remember of my other relatives. First, I know almost zero about either side of my family’s service before WW2. However, my … Continue reading

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For Pearl Harbor Day, Remembering My Dad in World War II

I admit it. I blew it, growing up. I never asked my dad to tell me his tales of World War II. I started developing an interest in the war around age 10. I asked my dad what he’d done … Continue reading

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Now that that’s out of the way…

The First World War is going to finally end this week, so, a quick synopsis of the second most bloody war of all time… In 1914, Europe was experiencing peace and prosperity. Then, a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, the … Continue reading

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Chewy Tramples Nazis on a Giant Squirrel!

I can’t believe I spent eight hours researching and writing that epic World War II post, and I still forgot to mention the most important event of the war: Click to see the original.

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New Jersey Stock Exchange

I talked about World War II having “The worst atrocities ever committed by Humanity.” I forgot about “The Jersey Shore.” But I wonder… could they do any worse than the current crop of Wall Street psychopaths? Or is this what … Continue reading

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Air and Space Museum, Part 3 – WW2

I’m going to write a little bit about a period of history that saw astounding technological leaps accompanied by the worst atrocities ever committed by Humanity: World War II (through the lens of my visits to the Smithsonian Air and … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Air and Space, Part 1

This was quite the “kid in a candy store” day for me. A few years ago, the Smithsonian created a new museum out by the airport for all the planes that were too big to display at the original Air … Continue reading

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News from Late August

Klaus Wowereit, the mayor of Berlin, has been criticized for sending an official welcome message to the city’s annual S&M festival. Members of the mayor’s own party said the welcome was inappropriate. The mayor apologized, saying he had been a … Continue reading

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