Category Archives: Biography

Russian rivalry

Heavy boots crunch down the lonely royal purple crocus peeking from the icy crust. Rattled breath fogs up the air, betraying tension and blank fear. At the count of ten, the 2 combatants face each other across the meadow, slush … Continue reading

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Spirited and strong

On a blistering night in May 1943, an American bomber goes up in a ball of flame over the South Pacific. When the sun skirts the horizon the next morning, a patched up rubber raft carries the only three survivors … Continue reading

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Easter delight

Who is Jesus’s beloved disciple pictured in Leonardo’s Last Supper: John or Mary Magdalene? What secret code did Leonardo use to annotate his sketches and drawings? Did he use the mystical number phi to give his paintings their otherworldly splendor? … Continue reading

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