John James Audubon’s Flamingo

by Bob Bahr Kids—and adults as well—love American flamingoes for their oddness. John James Audubon, arguably the most famous painter of birds in history, included the American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in his epic publication The Birds of America, and...

No Chance of Him Being Forgotten

By Bob Bahr In April 2004, Michael R. Strobl, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, escorted home the body of a fallen soldier named Chance Phelps. Chance was killed in action near Ar Ramadi, in Iraq. (Firsthand accounts say that Phelps volunteered for the...