I submitted the following in the comments section of the E.J. Dionne article that is referenced below: When I first visited the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument years ago, I learned mostly about Lt. Col. George Custer and his several hundred soldiers—with a mention of Chief Sitting Bull and of Indians. When I touredContinue reading “A richer, fuller history of Little Big Horn”
Wonders of Wildlife wowed me with its fish, mammals, and birds—all entertainingly displayed, either alive or stuffed. As important as the many hunting and fishing stories is the conservation history and ethos conveyed throughout the campus. Founder Johnny Morris best summarizes the spirit of Wonders of Wildlife when he says, “Thanks for sharing the journeyContinue reading “Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri—a place for families, fishermen, hunters, and conservationists.”
Lincoln in the light of historyLearning Lincoln is a lifetime affair. He’s one of the great humans in history—a man with tremendous faith, strength, persistence, and courage, who saved the United States and freed American slaves, all while dealing with a large portion of the citizenry who wanted to kill him, egotistical and incompetent generalsContinue reading “Abraham Lincoln—a man for our climate crisis time”
Geniuses, tinkerers, theoreticians, self-made engineers, disciplined and methodical men, problem solvers, humble and honest brothers—Orville and Wilbur Wright were all these, as the Wright Cycle Company and Visitor Center (part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park) displays. The Wrights lifted off the ground in Kitty Hawk, but they learned how to make aContinue reading “Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio”
Travel Journal, 2021-05-19, Lewiston, ID My wife and I recently toured the Nez Perce Reservation, east of Lewiston, Idaho. Here, members of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery passed through in 1805, Nez Perce Indians (they call themselves Nimiipuu) have lived for thousands of years, and mammoths once foraged, more than 10,000 years ago.
Travel Journal: Palouse Falls, WA, 2021-05-13. A massive flood created Palouse Falls in western Washington State when a half-mile high dam of ice holding back glacial Lake Missoula broke (and it broke many times) more than 13,000 years ago. The flood(s) sent billions of tons of water raging across western Washington. Now the Palouse RiverContinue reading “Palouse Falls, WA”