Month: May 2016

In 1947, historian Otto Eisenschiml referred to the Civil War as “The American Iliad.” He was on to something there. This month’s issue of The Civil War Monitor features an…

History

It’s a Wonderful Life isn’t just a great Christmas movie, it’s a great movie, period. I’ve written quite a few posts about it already, and I was planning a new…

Life

Life

I am grateful to have a device in my pocket that connects me with the world’s knowledge. Still, I think there’s value in knowing stuff. Really knowing it, not just…

Life

At the beginning of Groundhog Day, Phil Connors isn’t a villain. He’s an asshole. He’s not harnessing the powers of the Dark Side to control the universe like Darth Vader…

Life