Lost from space

On yesterday's date in 1967, Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee died when a fire swept through their Apollo command module during a test at Cape Kennedy's Launch Complex 34.


loss's layers

"Grief and loss lead you to other things--to an exploration of your own
ancestry, to renegotiating the terms of your relationships with the dead,
even to anger. So it's not just a death record or a tribute. I don't want to
be the poster girl for grief and suffering."--Rosann Cash on her album,
Black Cadillac


On minding loss

"The mind has a dumb sense of vast loss--that is all. It will take mind and memory months and possibly years to gather the details and thus learn and know the whole extent of the loss."--Mark Twain


Heartbreak Hotel

The first RCA building in Nashville, Tenn., where Elvis Presley recorded "Heartbreak Hotel," lies in ruins, torn down to make way for a parking lot.


Lost sound, found sound

Visit "This Week" and be charmed by "Lost and Found Sound" (this week, Sophia Coppola and her father).



Dog-gone it!

According to the Winter 2005 issue of Bark Magazine (find it online at http://www.thebark.com/), lost dogs may soon be a thing of the past.

Several companies are beginning to offer GPS systems that attach to a dog's collar; in a Bark piece, Heather Gordon writes that "(b)ecause the portable GPS transmitter is attached to the dog, it goes wherever he goes. Although the systems can't keep your dog out of harm's way, they can emit a signal that will help you find him once again."


The first

appendectomy was performed by Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa on today's date in 1885.


LOST No. 2

We've lost another year, but we've gained 2006 and another issue of LOST Magazine. It's a trade we'll take. Thanks for visiting us at www.lostmag.com, where we're taking on more lost people, places, and things in our second issue, and where we're already working on issues No. 3 and 4.

Keep reading, keep writing, and keep us posted with all you lose and gain this new year. Post to our Classifieds, send us your work, and spread the word: get lost with LOST.