The Famous Christmas Truce

On Christmas Eve of 1914, enemy combatants lay down their arms for a few hours. If you haven't heard this beautiful story before, I hope you enjoy it. You can read more through the Smithsonian or other sites. The first signs that something strange was happening occurred on Christmas Eve. At 8:30 p.m. an officer…

Close-up Look at Smallpox in my Memoir

How can you picture the horrors of smallpox? It’s more hideous than I’d ever imagined before moving to Africa. In The End of a Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era, Bob H. Reinhardt referred to the heroes who risked their safety and sanity in pursuit of the goal…