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  • June 21, 2022

    June 4, 1942. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, leader of the Pearl Harbor attack, was steaming across the ocean on the aircraft carrier Akagi, alongside the powerful Japanese navy. Six months after crippling the United States Pacific Fleet in Hawaii, he was poised to destroy another target—the US airfields of Midway. Fuchida felt invincible—except for a ruptured [...]

  • January 11, 2022

    Silent. I cover up the darkness within. If I do not speak of what is hidden, I think that none shall know. But in my silence I inwardly groan and waste away. It is as if a heavy hand presses down upon me, sapping my strength like the blazing heat of summer. Naked. I am [...]

  • May 11, 2021

    It's said the new star indicates the birth of a great prince,” said the trembling servant. The Sorcerer didn't take the news well and immediately called for the servant's execution. The Sorcerer's only fear was an ancient prophecy which stated that a prince of Otherworld would someday destroy his evil reign. “No prince can stop [...]

  • April 23, 2021

    The unexpectedly cool summer weather was perfect for an evening bike ride. But, only one block from home, things became not so perfect. A lady on the sidewalk was yelling at her Chihuahua to come out of the street just as I passed by. Instead of obeying, the little dog ran after me, barking ferociously. [...]

  • October 3, 2020

    During a holiday meal, five-year-old me carelessly set down a glass of milk, tipping it over. Immediately, I pointed to my great-grandpa sitting next to me and said, “Frank did it.” I may be older now, but sometimes that urge to play the Blame Game is still there. It's nothing new. The Blame Game has [...]