Don’t Cry, Mama. I will Be A Good Boy.

I am taking a course, The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877, to provide a mental skeleton on which to drape my family history.   Thanks to the Open CourseWare concept, anyone can download the syllabus, reading list, and video lectures of Yale professor David Blight. Investing less than $200, I ordered the books online … Continue reading Don’t Cry, Mama. I will Be A Good Boy.

Oh, Happy Day!

    I have not wanted to declare American pride with such fervor since I was a child, when everyone was in the post-World War II habit of waving flags and singing patriotic songs whenever possible.  On this Inauguration Day I was not alone in wanting to proclaim “We are America!”, as loudly, with as many … Continue reading Oh, Happy Day!