ON THE SCENT: COME BACK, SUPERMAN!

I was reading Andy Borowitz' column this morning. He's the guy who writes those parody "news bulletins" for "The New Yorker." I'm pretty sure he's on DJT's hit list. It's an honorable place to be.  I would be terrified, yet honored to join him. Anyway, in this particular post, he posits that Yates (acting Attorney … Continue reading ON THE SCENT: COME BACK, SUPERMAN!

WHY STUDY HISTORY? REFLECTING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PAST

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Sean Munger in Authors, Books, History / Al Mackey, the Civil War historian who runs the excellent Student of the American Civil War blog, has today put up a very thoughtful and incisive piece on a book written by another one of our blogging colleagues, Dr. John Fea. Dr. … Continue reading WHY STUDY HISTORY? REFLECTING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PAST

DIRECT CREMATION – GARRY ARMSTRONG

I was driving along I-95 in Connecticut when I spotted the billboard for "Direct Cremation." Traffic was just slow enough for me to read a few lines of the pitch. It promised no fuss, no delays, no middle men, red tape ... and a money back guarantee if unhappy with service. I wasn't sure who'd … Continue reading DIRECT CREMATION – GARRY ARMSTRONG

DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU

We used to live in a constitutional Republic. It's a kind of representative democracy in which the Electoral College stands between the citizens and the final result of elections -- like a water filter in a well. It's supposed to keep the big lumps of dirt out of the system. It isn't working. Not the filtration on … Continue reading DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU

LIVING WITH BI-POLAR PEOPLE by ELLIN CURLEY

Carrie Fisher was bi-polar. To her credit, she talked about her condition openly and honestly. She brought attention to the disorder and tried to reduce the stigma associated with this, as well as other, mental illnesses. It’s sad that we need celebrities with diseases to increase public awareness about their given malady. But mental illnesses … Continue reading LIVING WITH BI-POLAR PEOPLE by ELLIN CURLEY