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Tag Archives: history

drink to the revolution!

So I should have posted this on July 4th, but I didn’t.  But let’s continue the revolutionary spirit anyway with, well, spirits! David Lay – born in Virginia in 1740[1] … Continue reading

19 August 14 · Leave a comment

my revolution in historical affairs

I dutifully learned all the names and dates and places that one should in social science and history classes, passed the AP tests, and promptly forgot it all.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

14 January 14 · 1 Comment

Myths and Mythstakes – the family

In one of my clients’ cases, the grandmother lived with her son, his wife and their 9 children in Russia long before she was incapable of supporting herself.  In fact, … Continue reading

24 September 13 · 1 Comment

how much is that?

The tourists leave DC around the time school starts, which means that going downtown on a Saturday becomes something doable again for those of us living here.  It’s quite impressive … Continue reading

27 August 13 · Leave a comment

parchment and gunpowder in the morning

It was a wonderful morning. Wonderful because I was going to the National Archives to pull Civil War records. As I was walking from the parking garage (ugh, DC prices!), … Continue reading

2 July 13 · Leave a comment

are you royalty?

Did you know that roughly 30% of Americans of Western European ethnicity are descended from the kings and queens of Europe?  How can that be?  I’ll tell you!  The rules … Continue reading

27 April 13 · 1 Comment

a poor Scottish lad

Some kids grew up hearing about their parents having to walk barefoot in the snow uphill both ways to school every day.  I grew up hearing how my father was … Continue reading

27 April 13 · Leave a comment

in the beginning…

there were no capital letters.  no seriously, there weren’t; at least not like we have them today.  There also wasn’t regular punctuation, and sometimes not even spaces!  This can make … Continue reading

27 April 13 · Leave a comment




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