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  • Heroes of 9/11: Remembering Rick Rescorla

    By BWU on September 11, 2019
    Note: I wrote this column on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, after sharing several conversations with Susan Rescorla, widow of Rick Rescorla. You may remember Rick from several documentaries that air each year as the anniversary of 9/11 approaches. He was also in the battle of Ia Drang—remember the book and movie, We Were Soldiers Once… and Young? That’s […]
  • Castle gets its happily ever after

    By BWU on June 1, 2019
    It’s not a horse farm or a basketball arena. Nor is it a bourbon distillery. Nevertheless, its one of Kentucky’s most memorable landmarks. For almost 50 years, The Kentucky Castle, located on the county line between Lexington and Versailles, has been turning heads and piquing the curiosity of all who pass by. I was knee high to a grasshopper when construction […]
  • Let’s talk bourbon!

    By BWU on May 5, 2019
    Have I told you about my family tree? We’ve got one or two real hum-dingers swinging from the branches, that’s for sure. The life and times of one cousin in particular has piqued the interest of us all. When his name comes up in conversation, everyone leans in a little closer, keen on catching every word. Kinda like when E.F. […]