When I was in high school, my history teacher went through the story of December 7, 1941. He didn’t start with the events of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Instead, he started with the Japanese Empire’s expansion into China and other parts of Southeast Asia, leading to a blockade from […]
Like so many people out there, I am horrified at the events that transpired on November 13 in Paris. Only people who are completely devoid of any kind of feeling would not feel something. I was listening to the Germany-France soccer game on the radio when the bombs went off […]
My wife and I went to New Oxford, Pennsylvania, for lunch today when we noticed that there were a number of people walking around in military uniforms. Their uniforms were not contemporary, however. They were uniforms from World War II, and there were some people who looked like they were […]
A quick, 3-minute video about the past and current conflicts in Palestine.
It has long been an official policy of the United States to not negotiate with terrorists. Like so many other policies, this sounds good on paper and in theory. In the real world, however, things are a little more complicated.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the use and abuse of illegal drugs and what doing so does not only to the person using/abusing but to the people around them and even to people far away. My wife, a friend, and I went to a comedy show the other […]
It’s been a while since I’ve written about anti-vaccine activists and their doings because, frankly, I could do without the hassle. Whenever I write about them, or say something about them, or confront them online or in person, they get very, very nasty. Sometimes I worry about my safety and […]
[row][span size=’5′]A lot of bad things have come together in Pakistan to produce an outbreak of measles that is incredible in its scope and size. According to news reports, there have been almost 12,000 cases reported in the Punjab region of Pakistan over the last 5 months. That’s 2,400 cases […]
You know those horror movies where the bad guy never seems to die? Where the monstrous villain is struck down only to come back to life and continue to hunt down its victims? Tom Young‘s “The Mullah’s Storm” uses this very same formula to keep you reading (or listening) to […]
I’ve never been to war, but I can imagine that it is awful. The buildings around you destroyed, and all the comforts of life taken away. Your friends, colleagues, and other people around you killed. Dead. Looking at pictures of war-torn areas, I imagine war to be the absolute, most […]