Risk-Taking Rises as Oil Rigs in Gulf Drill Deeper

How many men, livelyhoods, animals and species,  beaches and marshes do we wish to sacrifice? It appears that mankind is prepared to go to any depth to feed its gluttony for oil.  We must examine our conscience and ask how much … Continue reading

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The WASP Atmospheric Diving Suit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Two divers, one wearing the “Tritonia” ADS and the other standard diving dress, preparing to explore the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, 1935. An atmospheric diving suit or ADS is a … Continue reading

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Drilling for oil on the Tahiti Spar

I just received an e-mail from a new friend in Louisiana. Mark is the proud owner of two Andrea Doria lifeboats, which he plans to house in a museum. But first he plans to restore them. Mark has a fascinating … Continue reading

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Grateful for Being Shipwrecked

Would you like to be the hero or heroine of your life story? During this radio interview, my fellow author Katana Abbott and I discuss the value of gratitude for any situation. Please click on the Smart Women Talk Radio … Continue reading

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A Night of Horror on the Andrea Doria

It was July 25, 1956. Elizabeth Hanson, six months pregnant, was returning to the U.S. with her  three young children after her husband’s Fulbright professorship in Italy. He had flown ahead to retrieve the family car while they came across … Continue reading

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Andrea Doria Stamp Published in Germany

I received this exciting news from fellow survivor Klaus Dorneich who lives in Germany: “Hi, Pierette! We had visitors over the weekend from our Berlin grands and Clara (12) showed me how to find the Song by Udo Lindenberg in … Continue reading

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Coming soon: A 3-D Titanic map!

Scientists will launch an expedition to Titanic next month to assess the “deteriorating” condition of the world’s most famous shipwreck and create a three-dimensional map for the public. The 20-day expedition to the site, which is two-and-a-half miles beneath the … Continue reading

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Another Andrea Doria Curious Connection

Recently, my friends Giuliano and Karlheinz invited me for breakfast at a brand-new local eatery called The Gathering Place. Giuliano was excited to tell me that I would have something in common with the owner. “He comes from Torino, just like … Continue reading

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Darwinist Survival: Up Close and Personal

1706 people almost died suddenly as our Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria, was penetrated by the Swedish liner, Stockholm. My grandparents and I were immigrating to America (from Italy) as we experienced the most catastrophic collision in history during peacetime … Continue reading

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Challenges Teach Us Survival

Challenges are simply opportunities to be all we can be. They are also great lessons in survival. I have always maintained that humans who are pampered — hence unchallenged– lose their ambition and skill to survive. So, I totally concur with … Continue reading

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