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Usually when historians are asked to rate the U.S. Presidents, they put James Buchanan at the bottom. I think this is very unfair. He was a very good President, who just happened to be elected at the very worst time in U.S. history. The country was on the verge of Civil War when he was … Continue reading James Buchanan: A Rock Between Two Hard Places
Before the Army -Bottom Row, 2nd from right; Lieutenant Paulson My Dad, Harold A. “HAP” Paulson, was born on November 4th 1918, a hundred years ago, one week before World War I ended. So, HAP missed that war, but he wound up spending 6 years in the Army when World War II came around. He … Continue reading HAPpy Birthday
“They did the Mash…They did the Monster Mash.” -Bobby “Boris” Pickett Last Saturday night The Dutchland Rollers defeated Keystone Roller Derby in Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby action. The highlight of the evening for me, though, was the bonus game, a mixer called Monster Mashup. It has become an October Halloween treat for the local … Continue reading Monster Mashup
“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Nowadays most of us consider ourselves to be of average intelligence or better, even those of us who aren’t. It won’t be long, though, before future generations look back, shake their heads, and say to themselves, “what a … Continue reading Pretty Soon We’ll All Be Considered Idiots