illuminate history

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

Trip East to the Old West

Life has changed with the commissioning of USS Portland. Our first extended driving trip, Aug, 22 to Sept. 1, since he was tapped as Chair of the Commissioning Committee was … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

“Combat Trains” on Smithsonian Channel

I finally got to watch “The First Railroad War,” episode 7 of the series “Combat Trains,” on TV! It was broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel last night at 10:00PM. Several … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Summer of Steam and Smoke

“Decide what the theme of your story is.”  This excellent writing advice sometimes applies to life, too. Summer began with an impromptu trip to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, to talk … Continue reading

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