Category Archives: Tragedy

RIP — Victims of the Massacre in Manchester

We shall not forget the victims of this week’s murderous attack on children and teens whose only desire was to see and hear their favorite music performer, Ariana Grande. Whatever was the objective of this attack, my own view of … Continue reading

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Good Friday — Remembering Jonathan Martinez

Today is Good Friday.  Best wishes  for those who observe it.  I  also want to remember this week Jonathan Martinez, pictured on the left, 8 years old, of San Bernardino, California.  Jonathan was killed on Monday by a stray bullet … Continue reading

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Extremely Close Shave with an Asteroid in March

                                    Asteroid TX68 might pass within 11,000 miles from Earth sometime in March, according to NASA.  It is a 100 foot in diameter … Continue reading

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“A Day that will live on in Infamy” President Franklin D. Roosevelt

He was referring to December 7, 1941.  It was the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Although the attack took place in the morning, the news reached  most of the mainland U.S.  in the early afternoon. It was a … Continue reading

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Wildfires in the Northwest

                          The satellite image  above shows the extent of damage so far from the forest fires in Oregon and Washington.  If you, recall a prior post showing the … Continue reading

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1994 Northridge Earthquake

The Northridge Earthquake was a turning point in the history of Los Angeles.  It occurred seven years after the Whittier Narrows Earthquake, but with damage that was much more widespread.  This earthquake, coming two years after the Rodney King riots … Continue reading

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7.3 Landers Earthquake 1992

The earthquake that struck Landers, California June 28, 1992, was the largest earthquake to have occurred in the continental United States in the last half of the 20th Century (or since.) according to the USGS.  As can be seen on … Continue reading

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Confederate Flag Follies

  Most of these discussions about the Confederate flag start out with issues of ancestry and the Confederacy.  But first, I would like to show you two pictures of Vladimir Lenin.  He is the man at the center of the … Continue reading

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What it’s like to experience an Earthquake II: The 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.

I remember this earthquake, formally known as the Loma Prieta Earthquake,  mostly because I had just finished dinner with my parents and they sat down to watch the third game of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and … Continue reading

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Climate Wars Damage Science

Matt Ridley has written an excellent article, The Climate Wars Damage Science in the Australian science publication Quadrant Online June 19, 2015: “The great thing about science is that it’s self correcting.  The good drives out the bad, because experiments … Continue reading

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