Mbah Gotho, Methusaleh, And Mortality

Neal Pollard Incredibly, his residency card and his nation's official documents, state his birthday as December 31, 1870 (The Guardian). For clarification, that was almost three weeks before Germany became an official nation, only five years after the end of the Civil War (reconstruction was just underway and Ulysses Grant was president), 28 years before … Continue reading Mbah Gotho, Methusaleh, And Mortality

The Appointment We Cannot Escape

Neal Pollard William T. Turner was captain of the Lusitania when it was torpedoed by a german U-boat in May, 1915. He was one of the few officers saved (Montreal Gazette, 6/24/33, obituary). The Atlantic writes in an article that Turner was “relieving captain” of the SS Ivernia when it was torpedoed by a German … Continue reading The Appointment We Cannot Escape

What We Learn From The Video Of The Fatal SUV-Semi Crash

            Neal Pollard A relative sent me an inbox message earlier containing a 34-second video of an SUV that loses control and ultimately is destroyed by an oncoming semi-truck.  It is unquestionable that the driver dies instantly and the footage is incredibly disturbing.  While the details given were not accurate—this … Continue reading What We Learn From The Video Of The Fatal SUV-Semi Crash