Haha! The first lightening strike was at 4:20am. The closest was 1 mile away. We got 0.40″ of rain right there over on the fencepost. We had 23 lightning strikes. The current temperature over there on the fencepost is 55 and falling; humidity 77% and rising; pressure, 29.92″ Hg and rising. I’m pretty sure my
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee. Traveling Sunday– a day late on account of the fact that we were traveling! The hotels in downtown Memphis are to be avoided at all costs. The SleepInn elevator (1) malfunctioned. Stopped at every unoccupied floor on the way to 5 & 6 and back down again We
Charles Beard: Punished for Seeking Peace His reputation was savaged because he had the temerity to question the ‘Good War’ narrative. [Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, March 21, 2019] Bacevich’s review of Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism (Richard Drake, Cornell University Press, 2018) caught my attention because
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So exciting. My weather station beeps a warning beep every times there’s a lightening strike within 25 miles. 5am. Pitch black dark. Hot coffee. Radar scope. Beep.
Rather than anything as heinous as serial sexual abuse, however, Beard’s offense was to have committed heresy, not once but twice over. Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, he opposed U.S. intervention in the European war that had begun in September 1939. And when that conflict ended in 1945 he had the temerity to