Collision at sea: A sailor's perspective

by Franklin Raff -- As a Navy destroyer blasts through the night, a hesitant voice crackles to life on her VHF marine radio. "Vessel approaching at high speed to my west, you more…

Does this snapshot solve mystery of drowned family?

by Franklin Raff -- Note: Franklin Raff has captained, crewed, raced and delivered sailboats of various kinds throughout the Chesapeake, Atlantic and Mediterranean. The U.S. Coast Guard has released an image of more…

Pedophiles, pagans and 'planned parenthood'

by Franklin Raff -- Though Jews have a 6,000-year history of living peaceably (even as second-class citizens, dhimmi, or slaves) alongside people with vastly different religious beliefs, the meeting of the Greeks more…