Maybe I Need The Mari-jah-wah-na?

Maybe I Need The Mari-jah-wah-na?

Maybe I should partake of some of what a great aunt called "the mari-jah-wah-na" that I was such a square I would never try when I was young and actually sensible? Would that relax me?

Publishers: Between A Rock And Another Rock

Publishers: Between A Rock And Another Rock

We need to bear in mind that even lying ugly treatises teach us something. If we are to try to understand those who think such ways, we need to read what they write.

Horses, Sails, And Walking

Horses, Sails, And Walking

I threw together that draft map of some locations that will be in the coming book thinking a version of the map may appear in that book - the first time I will have published such an "aid."

Guns, Guns, Guns

Guns, Guns, Guns

George Floyd was not shot by police, yet he was killed as he was largely because of how US policing has mis-developed...

Of Equality Of Opinion

Of Equality Of Opinion

How I do wish we could just say to that type: "You know, please don't read my books, because they are too difficult for you..."

One Night Layover

One Night Layover

"You're not going to want to miss this show!" we are told. Well, I wish I had missed it.

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

Allow me, as a man (and historian), please to offer the following thoughts...

The First Five

The First Five

Let's have a brief look back at each of the first five U.S. presidents...

“Charité at War”

“Charité at War”

I was particularly drawn to it because being a German-made production about the Second World War, it is rare for rather obvious reasons.

Friday Digest: 5 February 2021

Friday Digest: 5 February 2021

Several varied points to conclude this week...

“1776” And All That

“1776” And All That

The era was so much more than the notions pushed by those who today seek to portray it as some (white supremacist) pageant of morally untouchable three-cornered hat and breeches wearing gentlemen and bonnet-attired ladies sighing behind fans.

“Biden For America”

“Biden For America”

There is no reasonable doubt whatsoever that U.S. voters want Joe Biden to become president, and from today he shall be for four years...

Friday Digest: 15 January 2021

Friday Digest: 15 January 2021

Well, here we are again at the crossroads of life.

The Inescapable

The Inescapable

Every genre has politics. From sci-fi to romance and then some, show me any fiction and I will point out the politics in it. "Politics" is inescapable and unavoidable.

The January 6th Insurrection

The January 6th Insurrection

He summoned up a mob to invade the Capitol in looking somehow to disrupt the final congressional certification of the November 3 election of his successor.