My birthday, Nakasaki Day, and my father’s work in Los Alamos:

Reflections on heart wrenching common ground.

“Antelope Canyon” photographer unknown. NOTE: I had difficulty selecting a photo for this piece. I think what drove me to it, unconsciously, is that it makes me think of the birth canal.

“I was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the third anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.”

So begins an article of mine published in the Des Moines Register on my 41st birthday, August 9, 1989…