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America’s “Coast Guard Cities”


Provided below is a list of the 16 American communities which have been designated by Congress as Coast Guard Cities. T 15 cities and one county have been recognized  because “they have extended so many considerations to the Coast Guard family and … Continue reading

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Review of “Inventing Los Alamos” – Atomic utopia and urban paradox


I just had the pleasure of reading a most interesting book entitled, Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community by Jon Hunner.  Part historical account, part urban planning study, Inventing Los Alamos is a worthwhile read for anyone … Continue reading

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“Mushroom” boomtowns of the early Atomic Age


  As a crucial part of the 20th Century, the early Atomic Age brought about profound changes to society and humankind. Not only were we faced with the horror of possible worldwide thermonuclear destruction for the first time, but we were … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking image from Ukraine


It is said that pictures can tell a 1,000 words. The photograph of this bewildered bicyclist above from Ukraine does that and much more – it depicts what should be the joy of cycling set against a backdrop of death, … Continue reading

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Review of “Captain Phillips” – “Maybe in America” sums it up


I came out of the movie theater after watching the film Captain Phillips last night literally feeling empty and frustrated. Not that the acting wasn’t terrific and the story compelling, but empty about such a needless tragedy. I also felt the title was … Continue reading

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A covert cycling cinematic feature film from Finland


Last night I had the opportunity to watch a fascinating movie about a story from World War II. It’s English title is Ambush and was made in Finland and released in 1999. The film is about a Finnish bicycle reconnaissance unit … Continue reading

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The billboard said what?


On my trip to Indiana on Thursday afternoon, I saw a billboard along the highway that said something to the effect of the following: “Being a dad, life’s highest rank.” While I have no problem with promoting the importance of … Continue reading

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