Category Archives: American history

Just a Little Bit of History Repeating

Through the window I can see the National Guardsmen, standing with their rifles next to a bright yellow forsythia bush that has just come into bloom. Every now and again helicopters pass by overhead, but since it’s already pretty windy today, the most noticeable thing about their transit is the noise. I’m in Watertown, Mass., […]

The Unholy Trinity

On this day in 1945, the U.S. successfully detonated the first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Why do I care, you might ask? Because the chapter I’m working on takes place in a cave under the Trinity test site, of course. I won’t elaborate too much on this plot point, except to say […]