On Thursday, July 6th, 1944, a sultry summer's day, thousands of people gathered on Barbour Street in Hartford to be entertained by the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. It will become one of the worst disasters in Connecticut history.
In the US Armed Forces, the Purple Heart is second only to the Medal of Honor in terms of recognition. Furthermore, it is the oldest military award in the United States- but where did it originate?
What is my favorite summer food? I went through all the classics- watermelon, pop cycles, street tacos, Costco hotdogs, ribs, mac n cheese, and of course peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. All of them are great contenders. All of them taste like summer. BUT... As I reflect on my life, I think of one food... Continue Reading →
Friends, However, in light of the recently leaked Supreme Court ruling that may overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in legalizing abortion in this country, I thought some historical context to the argument was necessary. As with many of my blogs- I derive my knowledge from history and current statistics, bowing to only what... Continue Reading →
Friends, When I was drinking my morning coffee, scanning recent news articles, and thinking about the plot twist in Season 5 of The Last Kingdom on Netflix, I felt the appreciation and dread of instantaneous news. If there had been cell phones and instant news, Uhtred could have stopped the battle between Edward and Sigtryggr... Continue Reading →
It is dark here in Alaska. Cook dinner at 3:30 pm so you can be in bed by 6:00 pm dark. It happened quickly this year, like Christmas morning presents quickly. One day I was waking up to the chirping of birds and the annoying sounds across the street neighborhood mowing his grass at 6:30... Continue Reading →
I woke up today to a text from my oldest stating: 'Happy Indigenous People's Day.' So I had to jump on google calendars and look to see what I had missed. Nope- the google calendar still states- Federal Holiday- Columbus Day. However, all the major museums, government buildings, military installations, History.com, and the Smithsonian are... Continue Reading →
I watched C-Span this morning (don't judge) and came across a brief introduction of Sam Houston on the anniversary of his becoming President of the Republic of Texas. Now, while I spend a lot of time studying historical moments- I am not going to lie, the amount of Texas history that I know can easily... Continue Reading →
Research into this blog came when my son asked me what a Ponzi scheme was. He is learning about economic and financial questions in my house is a new thing. For example- how does the healthcare industry work? Why do we pay health insurance and still have to pay medical bills? What is interest, and... Continue Reading →
I have been knee deep in prepping for Veterans Day this year. I have had an amazing group of friends, co-workers, community members, and people that I have never meet who spent their own time and energy in making goodies to deliver to various veteran facilities in the area. This morning I was stress that... Continue Reading →