A Pirate’s Life For Me

Shiver me timbers!  It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Capt. Jack Sparrow makes a pirate’s life look fun, but most pirates were not as lucky as him.  If caught, most pirates were hung immediately.  Usually only the most notorious ones were captured...

Air Travel Is the Great Equalizer

Noticed:  Justice Ginsburg was on a United Airlines flight leaving from Dulles Airport headed to San Francisco when smoke began pouring into the main cabin.  Luckily, the plane had not yet left the runway.  The pilot ordered an emergency evacuation for the plane. ...

Dogs In Court

An interesting article in the New York Times puts the spotlight on the use of dogs in the courtroom.   In “Dog Helps Rape Victim, 15, Testify,” Rosie, a golden retriever, is profiled.  Rosie provides comfort to traumatized children who testify in court. ...

99th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster

On April 14, 1912, the world was shocked by the sinking of the Titanic.  Congress convened hearings into the cause of the accident starting on April 19, 1912.  It includes statements and testimony from the captain of the Carpathia, numerous survivors, and various...