Freaks!

Freaks!

“We told you we had living, breathing monstrosities. You laughed at them, yet but for the accident of birth, you might be even as they are! They did not ask to be brought into the world, but into the world they came.”  Thus begins a movie such as had never...
Twinsies, part 2

Twinsies, part 2

CW: medical anomalies involving kids.  You know I never shy away, but it’s October, so the glove are coming off today! On Easter Monday morning, in the village of Biddenden in Kent, tea, cheese and loves of bread are handed out to widows and old folks from the window...
Twinsies, part 1

Twinsies, part 1

  In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio.  Separate families adopted each boy and coincidentally named both James, calling them Jim for short.  They grew up never knowing anything about one another, but their lives...
Against All Odds – Military

Against All Odds – Military

Some people were born to lead.  You can keep your General Pattons, your Napoleons, Ghengis Kahns and Hannibals; they can’t hold a candle to Jan Zizik.  He was such a mighty and effective commander, leading peasants farmers against numerically superior professional...
Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Special Guests: Cutting Class podcast   You load Sixteen Tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt St Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store…   That song “Sixteen Tons” was a smash...