Author: <span class="vcard">Ben Butina</span>

About a year ago, I discovered that Adam Nicely, Sr., a veteran of the American Revolution, is my sixth great grandfather. My uncle, a dedicated genealogist himself, was surprised by this…

History

George Westinghouse, Jr. was born in 1846 in upstate New York. He was the eighth of ten children, and his father–the owner of a tooling company–didn’t think his namesake would…

History

The Reproducibility Project is a cover band, and like all good cover bands, they have a great name and a charismatic front man. Rather than reproducing classic rock singles, however,…

Psychology

Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby):  Thank you Phil Davis, from the bottom of my heart. Now will you leave me alone? Phil Davis (Danny Kaye): No. Because you’re a miserable, lonely, unhappy…

Life

Paul Carll worked in the coal pits, But on Christmas Eve he called quits, And down by the crick, Lit a dynamite stick, In a flash he was blown clean…

Poetry