Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway completes his short novel The Old Man and the Sea. He wrote his publisher the same day, saying he had finished the book and that it was the best writing he had ever done. The critics agreed: …
Copernicus, Sun, Earth, and Sweet Science
The Medal of Honor
The earliest military action to be revered with a Medal of Honor award is performed by Colonel Bernard J.D. Irwin, an assistant army surgeon serving in the first major U.S.-Apache conflict on this day, Feb 13th, 1861.
COL Irwin, an …
Founding of the USO
It is amazing to me that sometimes history sits right before our eyes and we fail to realize it. I grew up in North Carolina and often drove across a bridge on 421 over the Yadkin River and have even …