Click the link to learn more, readers: Remembering three chaplains/POWs of WWII Jul 18, 2021 We are all familiar with the Four Chaplains who lost their lives that others may live when USAT Dorchester in WWII was sunk. Also we are familiar with Medal of Honor recipients Chaplain Emil Kapann, Korea, and Chaplain Vincent Capodanno … Continue reading Forgotten Chaplains
An important reflection, readers: Christianity and Poetry by Dana Gioia August 2022 When I became a man, I put away childish things. —St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13 Most Christians misunderstand the relationship of poetry to their faith. They consider it an admirable but minor aspect of religious practice—elegant verbal decoration in honor of the divine. … Continue reading Poetry in Worship
Talk about close calls, readers! Click the link to learn more – and be careful when you find something metal in your backyard. It might just be explosive! A Working Japanese World War II Bomb Was Found in Missouri By Peter Suciu May 12, 2021 It was onboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) that the Empire … Continue reading Yikes!
Check it out, readers! Religious Sisters Become Pioneers of Hydroelectric Power in Africa Some of the first to recognize the benefits of small-scale hydropower were religious communities in Africa. Bukavu, Congo, is the capital of South Kivu province, where religious sisters built and operate a small hydroelectric power plant. (photo: Shutterstock) Edward Pentin August 4, … Continue reading Water for Life
“Forgive but do not forget” can have two meanings, readers. It can mean you forgive someone who hurt you while realizing they may never not want to hurt you again in the future. It can also mean, however, that you will never forget how your former enemy became your friend. Brookings, Oregon, fits into the … Continue reading Forgiveness and Honor
Part of me wanted to title this after Andre Norton’s tale Gryphon in Glory*. But my better sense prevailed – er, mostly. Click the link to learn more about this fascinating new discovery, readers! World of the Griffin Warrior By ANDREW CURRY September/October 2019 The Pylos Combat Agate, found in the Griffin Warrior’s grave, is … Continue reading Griffin on the Rise?
A friend sent me a video about the Wasp (see below) as she was presented in Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes*, a popular and well-beloved animated series starring Marvel’s team of the same name. I found the video quite interesting not only because it listed several of the reasons why I like Janet van Dyne – … Continue reading Avengers – Assemble! A Look Back at Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
Doggone it, Foxfier! Look what you made me do! The post on various books I have read sent me down the rabbit hole, giving me cause to remember some of my favorite history books, all of which could be very useful to those looking for research materials. The children’s encyclopedias tend to combine everything – … Continue reading Historical and Research Favorites
Click the link to learn more, readers: TET By Alan W. Dowd Dec 18, 2017 In late January 1968, North Vietnamese forces and the Viet Cong launched a massive offensive throughout South Vietnam. Hurling 84,000 personnel at South Vietnam, the communists struck 36 of the South’s 44 provincial capitals and 100 cities, including Hue in the … Continue reading A Little History
Check out these great pictures of a mother squirrel and her babies, readers! Photos: German Photographer Spots Cutest Baby Squirrels Napping on Windowsill BY ANNA MASON JUNE 3, 2022 Amateur German photographer Ludwig C. Timm snapped the most adorable images of squirrels sleeping after they moved in right outside his own home. At first, Timm and his wife … Continue reading Too Cute!