My Spilled Ink
11-17 May 2023
Once again, a somewhat-weekly-ish annotated link post of everything I have written lately. I am flying to New York tomorrow to bury a long lost relative this weekend, so posting will be spotty until next Monday.
I am working on a short story to publish here behind a subscriber-only paywall in June.
On Thursday 11 May, I wrote this paywalled article about the World War II bombing campaign against the Ploesti oil refineries. My great uncle John Thomas was lost on the first major attempt. Every man who flew in Operation Tidal Wave received the Distinguished Flying Cross just for getting on the plane. The target was deemed so important that if no one had come home again, its total destruction was a fair trade for their lives.
On Thursday night I got some things off my chest about Tidal Wave and my uncle John in a Twitter space. I downloaded it and posted it as a podcast here.
On Friday morning I wrote up my impressions of the vice president after a viral video clip made the rounds.
Then I published this piece, weeks in the making, about current American religious history.
On Saturday the 13th, I wrote an update on the situation at Bakhmut and the ominous direction of Russian politics.
On Monday I published this headline about a protest being planned to hold the American Civil Liberties Union accountable for their bizarre misogyny.
On Tuesday, I expressed how I truly feel about something I used to love.
See you next week.
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