A Saint Louis landfill— merely one pile of refuse from one middling city in a vastly more advanced civilization— dwarfs Monk’s Mound at nearby Cahokia.
Photos I took of Cahokia Mounds and Gateway Arch using Instagram.
Lately I’ve been exploring classic science fiction and one of its sub genres, alternate history.
I visited the West Branch Municipal Cemetery, where President Hoover’s parents and other relatives are buried.
We made a quick stop at Tippecanoe Battlefield near Lafayette, Indiana, and encountered a mysterious stile.
How charming to think that Americans dash out to the nearest museum or national park to learn about presidents on President’s Day.
I was in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for another training this week. This time I had part of Friday afternoon, so I visited some of the historic buildings in the Lower Town.
I never before read Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
If you’re looking for a detailed description of how Pharaoh Amenhotep LXXVII might have responded to the attacks on the Twin Pyramids in New Memphis by fanatical followers of the jealous Judean war-god on September 11, 2001, the essays in “What If? The World’s Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been” edited by Robert Cowley might seem a little unimaginative.
Since I’ve seen Charles Willson Peale’s 1776 portrait of George Washington a million times in books, I wanted see it in person.
This letter indicates some of my cynicism about “The Greatest Generation”.