Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Artifacts – What Does Their Destruction Mean to Us?

The recent destruction of ancient artifacts in the Middle East by ISIS has painfully reminded us of an all too frequent repeating story of our globe’s plundering conquerors. ISIS is but a current version of a long history of plunderers. Destruction of archeological sites, ancient works of art and other creations of the conquered validate […]


D Day. Honoring the Longest Day

June 6, 1944. D-Day. I was 13 years old. I followed the war intensely in those days, watching every newsreel, reading every 15-cent issue of Life Magazine I could get my hands on. Bobby Longtine was our first neighborhood casualty, in the Pacific theater of operations. I will never forget when I saw the Gold […]


So, How Do We Share Our Earth’s Precious Resources?

There’s an interesting quiz on the Global Footprint webpage. You answer a few questions and it calculates how you use the earth’s resources. My score indicates that if each person on earth used resources as I do, we would need 4.3 earths to support our global population. That’s scary, but pretty good, actually. Americans on […]