• Motley Crew

    Training run before the big race

  • Maxwell Special

    Eddie and riding mechanic on the bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Day 83

    Johnny Salo leads into hometown, Passaic, NJ

  • Hat in the Ring

    Eddie in his Nieuport 28

Latest from the blog

History’s Gravity II

I took an uncharacteristically critical stance on Jason Fagone’s biography of Elizebeth Friedman. Until that post, I had avoided making critical comments of any of the works I chose to “review.” Perhaps I... READ MORE

Feline Gratitude

My cat thanked me last night. I don’t know that’s what she did, but it sure felt like it. I can’t prove it or disproved, yet it seems more likely that she did... READ MORE

History’s Gravity

Chronology is history’s gravity. That’s what Jill Lepore said on her podcast. I took note. I sensed the truth of her words, yet I wondered, How are they true? Chronology is the force that... READ MORE

A Dangerous Idea

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” –Victor Hugo “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the... READ MORE

Hero and Goat

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Ernest King “One thing that might help win this war is to get someone to shoot King,” remarked the normally unflappable Dwight Eisenhower. “He’s the antithesis of cooperation…,... READ MORE

Hero or Goat?

He might have been the hero of Midway, one of many, perhaps, but potentially the first among them, the one who made all the others possible. Commander Joseph Rochefort led the Station Hypo... READ MORE