November 13, 2019

Tag - History

The Cookie Girl

I was in my favorite coffeehouse the other day for breakfast, when I was reminded of something that happened there about five years ago. I was reading my newspaper when all of a sudden, I heard this plop on my table. When I looked up some young...

The Flow of History

In the spring of 2017, I got into a heated debate with a young man who was still grief-stricken by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. During the course of this exchange, he told me that I was on the wrong side...

Animal Farm

Just as George Orwell used a farm of animals to allegorize the invidious Communist philosophy, I see a farm of animals in a completely different light. While I have never really liked animals very much, except maybe to eat, my life seems to have...

American Amnesia

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that not only degenerates the body but also more tragically, erases a person’s life memories, daily functions and complete personality. Alzheimer’s dire affects are magnified exponentially when an entire nation...

The Flow of History

I wanted to be an English major until an adjunct History professor at Holy Cross enthralled me with his military exploits as a Marine tank commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His personal experiences within the broad context of...

I Believe I Saw the Lady

An air of low comedy somehow hangs over the Know-Nothing movement, despite serious issues being involved. The Know-Nothings were a political party which enjoyed a phenomenal, though brief success in the 1850s. Their guiding belief was a dislike of...

History We Should Remember

I was recently given a fascinating little book called American History You Never Learned; it contains much information showing that the discovery of the New World, and the founding of our nation, occurred within a direct context of divine guidance...

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