The Last Blog Post of 2016

To all of our fabulous fans and followers who read our blog posts, our facebook posts, our email blasts … and our books … as they say on Masterpiece Theatre, “Thank you!” Wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful Holiday Season! -Bill and Sandra (Photos: Bill with moose antlers in Alaska; Sandra with reindeer antlers.)

Atomic Veterans Convention, Las Vegas, Sept 14

Bill and I were in Las Vegas last week for the annual convention of the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) … a non-profit Veterans Service Organization founded in 1979 for the purpose of assisting America’s atomic vets secure proof of their participating in ionizing radiation exposure events while on active duty. Though our trip was…

9/11

Just as I will always remember where I was and what I was doing on December 7, 1941 (the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor) and November 22, 1963 (the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas), I will always remember the morning of September 11, 2001. Sandra and I were living in Santa…

The Short Life of the USS Fall River (CA-131)

In the past few weeks, the media has been following in real-time the E/V Nautilus (the initials stand for Exploration Vessel) as she explores the underwater wreckage of the American aircraft carrier, USS Independence (CVL-22), one of the 95 target vessels blasted by two atomic bombs at the Bikini Atoll in July 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Though heavily…