Fiction & history in no particular order

Historical Essay

FINDING WAKE ISLAND

FINDING WAKE ISLAND

During a shopping trip today, an older man was talking with the clerk about refilling a printer cartridge. She explained that this store didn’t offer the service and made some suggestions as to where he could go. I watched, thinking he might like to do a little research […]

CHRISTMAS EVE – ICELAND 1956

CHRISTMAS EVE – ICELAND 1956

It was a cold, clear Monday in Reykjavik. The sun had risen at about 11:30 a.m. that morning and had set at about 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. At Keflavik Airport, Air Force Airmen manned the Ground Control Approach unit (GCA), and Airmen and Icelanders manned the […]