For most of my years Mars was a place inhabited by Martians. Martians were fearsome creatures who were always invading, as in the War of the Worlds example, as those extraterrestrials who wanted
We have a tendency—perhaps because we are around only so briefly—to characterize history in “ages”; time Before Christ, or the Dark Ages, the Enlightenment
On the morning of August 17, 1918, Private Vito Vitelli, of the American 21st company of the 151st Depot Brigade was lying in a foxhole in the Argonne Forest when the
Random ruminations on a sort of lunacy
I can just see myself, four decades younger, in what I fancy as
Again, yesterday it was announced in the news that an American drone predator had killed several Pakistani civilians along with some Al Qaeda insurgents. The ratio is the subject of argument.
And soon it won’t do any good to repent.
We humans seem to delight in doomsday scenarios