December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Living

The Union moves to enforce its blockade

President Abraham Lincoln announced a blockade of Southern seaports months earlier in 1861. More...

Getting someone’s attention without trying ... by crying

A s I stood by the side of the road next to the police cruiser, still crying and now wondering if my father was at all concerned that I had basically hung up on him abruptly after saying “I’ve got to go dad, there’s a cop,” I More...

Doolittle’s raid electrifies a world at war

NEW ORLEANS Almost 70 years after the United States struck Japan in a bold bombing raid that did little damage but lifted the spirits of a Pearl Harborweary nation, Thomas Griffin relishes the role he played that day as a navigator in one of Jimmy D More...