Lost air crew

One stone, one bomber shot down over Nazi germany.

It was impossible not to take my upcoming book personally. This stone marks the loss of a B-17 or B-24 and the men who died on the mission. There are hundreds of these stones in a cemetery near my house. One stone, one air crew. My new book is about these young men and how they helped to get the boys ashore on D-Day. But what a price. The Pointblank Directive

It just ain’t lunch unless your hanging out the door of a Sixty with a sandwich in your hand.

It just ain’t lunch unless your hanging out the door of a Sixty with a sandwich in your hand.

It just ain’t lunch unless your hanging out the door of a Sixty with a sandwich in your hand.

Florida at night from space

It occured to me that, so far as we know, the only planet in the universe that lights up at night is us.

Geography of human conflict

Geography of human conflict

The Strait of Hormuz as seen at night from the space station is a beautiful lesson in the geography of conflict. How much we learn by simply tracing the fingers of human populations as seen superimposed over the geography of Earth. From Lights of Mankind: Earth at Night From Space/ Credit: NASA-Don Pettit. Enjoy.

The sleigh called space station

An interesting trip across the terminator into the dark of night with Santa. From WHAS-TV