Discovery: A Grande Dame’s Final Curtain Call

It was visible for just five seconds or so, gliding between the buildings on L Street here in Washington, D.C., but I still managed to raise my camera and snap one last shot of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it headed toward its final home at Dulles International Airport this morning. It wasn’t even 10 a.m., the time the news had said Discovery would begin making the rounds atop its specially outfitted Boeing 747. I was glad for that glimpse, …

Are You Ready to Go Back to Titanic?

I am a Titanic junkie. And I’m not just talking about the movie, which I’ve seen like, 786 times. (Okay I’m slightly exaggerating, but I did spend several hours waffling over the perfect headline for this blog using a quote from the movie. Since I can pretty much recite the whole flick, it took about 2 hours and 20 minutes to find the right one). I digress…I’m fascinated, compelled rather, with its story - the tragic, yet perfect melody of errors which led to where …