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Today In History: On May 27, 1962, Centralia Became A Living Hell

Just outside of the small town of Irwin, Pennsylvania there is a green and pleasant family farm where several lazy creeks wind their way eventually into larger ones and then rivers and eventually whose waters exit the Mississippi River at … Continue reading

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See Off This Mountain

The title of this entry comes from the last song on the Edwin McCain song “Messenger.” Edwin McCain, despite his origins in South Carolina (a state I’m not particularly fond of, and which I don’t hold against him), has an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Annals of the Former World

Annals of the Former World, by John McPhee As this book is a massive collection of five volumes worth of writing (four volumes of which were previously released as separate books), I thought it best to separately review each of … Continue reading

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In Harm’s Way

Updated 03/12/2011 After the recent quake off the coast of Japan, I have watched with considerable concern the problem of two nuclear plants that are near the epicenter of the quake.  Over the course of the day the news coming … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Control of Nature

The Control of Nature, by John McPhee [Note:  Attention, my friends from Louisiana and Los Angeles, I wish you to read this book review and comment, as I have some questions relating to these areas as they are discussed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner This is the kind of book that people in the Western part of the United States should read at night, if they want to have apocalyptic nightmares.  There is no nightmare worse than grim reality, … Continue reading

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