illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Charting a New Course I

You may remember this photo from two years ago: ship’s sponsor Bonnie Amos smashing the champagne bottle across the bow of the (prospective) USS Portland LPD27 in Pascagoula, MI. That … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Veterans Day and Everything’s Connected

My last post, in late September, celebrated completion of the SFD of my three volume saga: Women Absent their Men. Since then, I’ve done extensive re-working of the manuscript, begun … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

And now for something completely different…

Nearly three years ago, my husband Gary noticed a small item in the paper announcing that an amphibious transport ship currently under construction in Pascagoula, MS, would be named after Portland, Oregon. … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 4 Comments