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A Fascination with Historic Color Photos

Historic color photos, old photographs, 1900s,photographer to the Russian tsar, WWI, reaction to historic color photos, what was life like 120 years ago?

“Historic color photos from Tsarist times,” read the Seattle Post-Intelligencer headline. I read the article with interest. I’d always been a Russophile. An art museum in Seattle held an exhibit many years ago of work by “the photographer to the Tsar,”   Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. It featured several dozen color photos from the early 1900s. I’d never […]

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Oswald Chambers, Job and Baffled to Fight Better

Baffled to Fight

Baffled to Fight Better, comments on the Book of Job, is one of the few books Oswald Chambers worked on in his lifetime. Even at that, Baffled to Fight Better did not appear in book form until after his death. The book was based on talks Oswald gave at Zeitoun YMCA camp in Egypt during the early […]

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Why I Learned So Much About Biddy Chambers

Why do I know so much about Biddy Chambers? Other than the fact I wrote her biography? Two years ago I finished writing another book in which Biddy plays a major role–and in writing that novel, I became intrigued by her. Biddy and Oswald Chambers were “marquee” characters–real life people who moved through a story I created. […]

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Veteran’s Day: A Primer

Veteran's Day

November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the United States. It’s been that way since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 Armistice Day (the original name). He noted: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with – solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, […]

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Mud and Trenches: WWI

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Mud and trenches often are the first things that come to mind when picturing World War I. We remember the bloody horrors of gas and the unbelievable casualties, but the photos always remind us of trenches full of mud. It started in Belgium in the first days of August 1914. Germany surprised the world when […]

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