The Great Crusade

June 6, 1944. D-Day. 68 years ago. My dad was a B-26 mechanic who also flew on 14 missions as a waist gunner in the European theater. I asked him about D-day, and he said he remembers the sky being black with airplanes. He’s never said much else. Here’s what Ike had to say to these men [Read More...]

Catholics and the Girl Scouts

The first part of my article about the Girl Scouts for the National Catholic Register has just gone up. The second should be up tomorrow. This one took a long time, partly because I was interrupted by several health and family problems, but also because there was just a mountain of data, and much of it [Read More...]

“The Hobbit” Set Tour

This video is just a ton of fun. (Sorry, can’t embed it.) It’s a tour of the New Zealand studio where Peter Jackson is making The Hobbit. It’s long, but make sure you watch it all the way to the end. Catnip for nerds. [Read more...]


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