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Journalism by Net-Funded Tip Jar

Joshua Ellis, at, wrote:

The first Saturday in April is one of the two days a year when the Trinity test site in New Mexico is open to the public — the next time is in October. Trinity, if you’re not familiar, is where the first nuclear bomb was detonated in July of 1945. I want to go to Trinity next Saturday, and write a long essay about it, and the Bomb, and the Manhattan Project.

He received enough donations to pay for the trip. And this is what he came up with — a terrific project.

(Note: I got his name wrong the first time — abject apologies — and didn’t realize he’d already posted the story, which I’ve now linked to.)

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