New York City Redux

What a difference forty-two years make. In 1977, when I was 17/18 years old a group of my fellow college students and I went, on two occasions, to New York City. The school hired the bus and booked the hotel rooms, I think the whole thing may have cost $60. At that time New YorkContinue reading “New York City Redux”

Ukraine, Malaysian Flight 370 and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Media Coverage

During the last two weeks of October 1962 I was only three, so I certainly can’t claim to have any memory of the events that have come to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mind you like most people I am now familiar with the stand-off between the United States and the USSR thatContinue reading “Ukraine, Malaysian Flight 370 and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Media Coverage”

Will Syria be used as a distraction for terrorist 9/11commemoration?

Twelve years ago today was one of those days when everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the 9/11 attacks. As with the assassination of John F. Kennedy and, so I’ve been told, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the events of September 11, 2001 are indelibly etched onContinue reading “Will Syria be used as a distraction for terrorist 9/11commemoration?”

9/11 Memories, memorials and Newfoundland

Eleven years ago today the world changed with the terrorist  attack directly on New York City but affecting all of the United States. Over the years many incredible stories have emerged of what happened on that day. Not just the “big picture” stories, but the relatively small examples of loss and heroism, love and anger.Continue reading “9/11 Memories, memorials and Newfoundland”