What led to Roe v. Wade? A look at the historical background.

Friends, Rarely would I even consider writing a politically charged blog. It is almost considered a downfall to have an opinion one way or another. To have one is to be cast as a ‘Karen,’ a trouble maker, or dismissed as either a Democrat or Republican as if either of these political party titles makesContinue reading “What led to Roe v. Wade? A look at the historical background.”

Bring back Fireside chats! The distraction of differing opinions is deafening.

Friends, Today, as 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– the appreciation and dread for instantaneous news hit me. For example- if there had been cell phones and instant news, Uhtred probably could have stopped the battleContinue reading “Bring back Fireside chats! The distraction of differing opinions is deafening.”

Fluffy and Worthy are not the same. The day I learned I was too fat for surgery.

Friends, We have all had our share of experiences with the medical field, whether it was a good experience or bad. They are both our friends and our foe. They are our secret keepers and our guide on a better life. They have been the backbone of any country during the COVID mess and haveContinue reading “Fluffy and Worthy are not the same. The day I learned I was too fat for surgery.”

And then it was the teachers…

Friends! This is a long one- full of historical tidbits of information, mind-blowing facts, proposed laws, and a hint of frustration. Bear with me… Regardless of where we are in the world- it has been a rough three years! The very foundation of what makes humans function- physical interaction, freedom of movement, decision-making rights, andContinue reading “And then it was the teachers…”

Before the Titanic- there was the Sultana. The worse maritime disaster in American History!

As a passionate reader of history, there can be weeks/months that go by where I think I know enough about American history that I can hold my own and be able to tell the stories of our past. Then as I am sitting on my couch, happily eating Pumpkin Spice TicTaks and drinking Pumpkin SpiceContinue reading “Before the Titanic- there was the Sultana. The worse maritime disaster in American History!”

September 5th- the Day The Republic of Texas got its first President.

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 easilyContinue reading “September 5th- the Day The Republic of Texas got its first President.”

America’s Unknown Child. Who is the ‘Boy in the Box’?

All that remains of ‘America’s Unknown Child’ is a large plot in the Ivy Hill Cemetery in Cedarbrook, Philadelphia, surrounded by stuffed animals and other small gifts. Ivy Hill Cemetery employees meticulously care for the grave as if it was their own. Unfortunately, no name identifies who is buried below. What happened to the child?Continue reading “America’s Unknown Child. Who is the ‘Boy in the Box’?”

‘I think this would be a good time for a beer!’ My reason why FDR was considered a great President.

On a warm spring day, a hearse pulled from the small town of Warm Springs, GA, while the mournful sounds of an accordion played Dvorak’s Going Home. A military escort led the vehicle down the roadway lined with soldiers as they watched in silence as the American flag-draped coffin was taken to the rail station.Continue reading “‘I think this would be a good time for a beer!’ My reason why FDR was considered a great President.”

The Day a Generation Died- the New London Consolidated School Explosion

March 18, 1937- middle and high school students and teachers in the New London Texas Consolidated School were patiently waiting for the clock to move toward 3:30 p.m, when school would finally be released. Only 13 more minutes…… The elementary school-age children had already been dismissed and were in the process of boarding the schoolContinue reading “The Day a Generation Died- the New London Consolidated School Explosion”

The Professor and the Madman- who were the men behind the story?

What a minute! Why did no one tell me about The Professor and the Madman on Netflix? We have been binge-watching shows like Radioactive and The Trial of the Chicago 7, but we forgot to mention this movie? I am shocked and stunned. I will be watching the movie again!  It has everything to keep you enthralled- the creation ofContinue reading “The Professor and the Madman- who were the men behind the story?”