I keep a red file folder, its edges faded from nearly three decades of exposure to dust and light. Inside, the title words I typed in 1991: “The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima.” It is the first research paper I ever wrote. Tucked inside of the folder’s front flap are three stapled index cards, each with reference titles written in smudged pencil. The first book listed is the one that mattered to me most: the journalist John Hersey’s 1946 nonfiction classic Hiroshima. The book’s scenes, vivid and wrenching, are lodged inside my memory. Particularly this one, about the Rev Kiyoshi Tanimoto, pulling bomb victims from a sand pit: “He reached down and took a woman by the hands, but her skin slipped off in huge, glove-like pieces.” … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
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"It was the first time I actually thought I'm actually close to death. If I didn't sort myself out I could have died. He went out of his way to get me into a rehab in Thailand and helped me with the financial side of things. … [Read more...] about James Argent breaks the law driving his moped without tax or insurance for two years
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