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One More Story

Last night was the last dinner club meeting [1] for our particular group, and I had made the theme of food with a story.  Since I enjoy both food and hearing and telling stories, I figured it would make the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney

Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney:  Slavery, Secession, And The President’s War Powers, by James F. Simon This book is probably the most even-handed book that one can imagine that deals with the contentious and still-controversial aspects of slavery, secession, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Bible: A Photographic Journey

Walking The Bible:  A Photographic Journey, by Bruce Feiler As someone who is only slightly acquainted with the author’s work as a whole, but someone who has traveled to at least some of the lands of the Bible [1], I … Continue reading

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Book Review: How The South Could Have Won The Civil War

How The South Could Have Won The Civil War:  The Fatal Errors That Led To Confederate Defeat, by Bevin Alexander I vaguely remember reading a bit about this book in one of my favorite works by noted Civil War historian … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Desperta Ferro Antigua Y Medieval: La Guerra De Los Cien Años (1)

Desperta Ferro Antigua Y Medieval:  La Guerra De Los Cien Años (1), by various editors and authors It should come as little surprise to those who know me that I am interested both in achievable but challenging tasks as well … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln’s Christianity

Lincoln’s Christianity, by Michael Burkhimer Towards the beginning of this book, the author makes a plea for mercy when he states that he is a liberal Catholic, something he amply demonstrates, and that he hopes he is not judged for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground:  A Walk At Gettysburg, by James M. McPherson As a result of reading quite a few books by the author [1], I have come to the understanding that James McPherson writes a great deal of short and topical … Continue reading

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The Winding Down

From time to time over the course of the last several months I have had cause to mention my activities as a CASA [1].  At some point I will likely write my thoughts on how my first case has gone, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sometimes An Art

Sometimes An Art:  Nine Essays On History, by Bernard Bailyn When I was an undergraduate student taking a course on historiography, there was one sense in which I was like all of my other classmates.  We were presented with a … Continue reading

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Salvaging The Past

[Note:  The post below is my prepared text for a speech given to the LSI veterans of WWII on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.] Having met some of you earlier today, I feel it is necessary to begin … Continue reading

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