Biloxi Days

When I was stationed in at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi in the early 70s, my primary duty was squadron…

Buffalo Bill and the Grand Duke

It was the highlight of his “Grand Tour.” Twenty-two-year-old Grand Duke Alexis, sixth child of Russian Emperor Alexander II, had arrived in…

What Do I Know?

I know this: When it comes to Judi Bari and the oft-repeated assertion that Michael Sweeney wrote the Lord’s Avenger Letter, all…

PG&E’s Tangled Webs

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has walked itself into the biggest hurt locker that one can imagine — and they it did all by themselves.…

Watching ‘Murder Mountain’

I finally got to see Murder Mountain, the Netflix docudrama miniseries about the disappearance of Garrett Rodriquez and the subsequent recovery of…

Dickens in America

From Belleville, we went on, through the same desolate kind of waste, and constantly attended, without the interval of a moment, by…