Although I grew up in a region of the country that is home to reservations and still is heavily influenced by the coastal Native American tribes, there was never much concerted effort on my part to learn more about those who inhabited the land before us. I’m not certain America is ready to fully confront […]Read More Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis and Native Americans
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 It’s big. It’s fast. It’s the apex of mid-1960s Soviet interceptor technology. It’s the MiG-25 Foxbat. Capable of sustained Mach 2.5 flight, this heavy interceptor could be pushed to over Mach 3.2 with the risk of permanently melting its turbines. Made in response to the rising speed of American strategic bombers, and before […]Read More MiG-25: Sovietest of the Soviet
Meet the Convair B-58 Hustler Nice looking plane, isn’t it? Capable of going Mach 2 and designed as a supersonic bomber, the Hustler was only in operational service for a little under a decade: from 1960 through 1970. See that pod under the cockpit and running along the main body? That’s the external bomb bay. […]Read More B-58 Hustler: best named aircraft?
The Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects has an amazing set of historical records, photographs, and newspapers tracing labor and civil rights movements along the West Coast, with focuses on Seattle and San Francisco. Featuring multitude of resources including Labor History Encyclopedia, Communism in Washington State, and Civil Rights Movements in Seattle, there’s a ton of […]Read More Labor and Civil Rights History Archives in the Pacific Northwest
One of the projects I’ve always wanted to work on was scanning all of our family photos into digital format. Now that I actually have a) time, and b) money, I’ve bulked up on storage, scanning capabilities, and computer monitors in preparation of this project. My great-grandfather, George, was an avid photographer, and I inherited […]Read More Classic Photo Log: A Beginning
When I was growing up, I had a Polaroid camera that I used on random occasions when I didn’t feel like using the traditional 35mm film camera for some unknown reason. After beginning the process to clean up my room at home, I found a cache of saved pictures taken with this camera. There were […]Read More View of Polaroids
I finally found a good database dump from my old news archive structure, and after a few minor tweaking and some hacks, the old news posts are now integrated into this site. If you amble over to the archives, anything from October 2006 and earlier are from the old site.Read More Old Site Posts