Tag: WWII

The Attack on Pearl Harbor Proved that Radar is More than a Toy

testingThe Attack on Pearl Harbor Proved that Radar is More than a Toy

Amid the exotic eye candy and glorious luxury of Hawaii, it’s ok to interrupt regularly scheduled programming and take time not only to learn, but to honor. Pearl Harbor and The USS Arizona Memorial truly should be imperative on everyone’s itinerary. I was in awe–of how little I know about this era; about the planning […]

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Wishing for a Secret Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Cryptologic Museum

testingWishing for a Secret Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Cryptologic Museum

Seriously, I NEEDED a secret decoder ring; a remedial exhibit; a dunce cap. I didn’t understand anything at the National Cryptologic Museum until a late-teens son said, “Here Mom, I’ll explain this Nazi encrypter to you.” My supersonic hearing engaged and I dashed over from another side of the museum, eager for someone to explain […]

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