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History, Heritage and the Importance of Remembering

As is probably evident by now, I am fascinated by History and by Heritage, which are two different things, the former being a narration of a series of events regarded as significant by a person, a community or a nation, and taking place within a specific timeline; and the latter being a… 648 more words

Landmarks & History

Cruising Japan

I have always contended that the best way to vacation is via a cruise ship. Once on board, you can travel to multiple destinations without having to worry about changing hotels, planning your meals or your excursions. 653 more words


August, and Remembering the Atomic Age - A Balance of Guilt, Fear, and the Future

The passage of time sometimes serves to clarify history while at the same time can sometimes serve to encompass a considerable amount of Monday morning quarterbacking.  1,524 more words

The Weight of a Paper Crane

Thirteen years have passed and I still feel the darkness of September 11, 2001. I don’t think about it every day like I used to, but I’ve never been able to think about it without a deep sense of trouble – and perhaps it is a sense of deeper trouble to come. 528 more words


Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Miyajima

There is not much to tell about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We all know what happened there.

After the nuclear bombings in both cities respectively, the cities were practically wiped out clean, with hundreds of thousands immediate deaths and that much casualties both in short and long term. 472 more words