Category Archives: History

There Are No Eighteenth National Banks

While waiting at a traffic signal yesterday, I noticed there was a First National Bank located catercorner at my left. Then a childhood question popped into my head–“Why are there so many banks with the number one in their names?” … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Day

Two years ago today, much of the nation waited breathlessly for a landmark Supreme Court decision. One way or another, a verdict would be given about a long, emotional struggle to have same-sex marriages legally recognized across the nation. The … Continue reading

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Yippie! It’s Summer

The calendar says that it’s Summer today. It’s the time when people expect life to be at its peak. There are the swimming pools, the smell of fresh cut lawns, and the luxury of barbecued food for dinner. For most … Continue reading

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Memories of the AIDS Epidemic

Sometimes on weekends, I get a nostalgic urge and pull out one of my photo albums. The kind of albums that are actual cardboard and paper with plastic sheaths to protect actual paper and emulsion photographs. Yesterday, the photos from … Continue reading

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Making

I contend that it’s not the “movers and shakers” that forge history, it’s the “movers and makers” that really do so. When we think of American History, we had people like Frederick Douglass a mover and Alexander Graham Bell a … Continue reading

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A Micro History

  The clean-up of dad’s old acreage and buildings is finally complete. Many of the items needing further sorting and culling have ended up in my little house, making the ultimate selections more urgent. While going through a box containing¬†mom’s … Continue reading

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Orlando Anniversary

One year ago, today, a gunman opened fire at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.¬† It was determined that 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida opened fire at the Pulse nightclub around 2:00 a.m. Afterwards he left … Continue reading

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