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This Week in History, August 19-25, 2013

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by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of August 19-25, 2013     August 19 1791 - Benjamin Banneker, born a free black in Maryland,...

The Rise and Fall of Barack Hussein Obama

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Photo of Barack Hussein Obama by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) About fifty years ago William S. Shirer wrote the classic Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  The book was about 1300 pages in...

This Week in History August 12

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill            Week of August 12-18, 2013 August 12  1620 – The ships Mayflower and...

Two-Pound Alaska Stew and a Life Well Lived

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Photo of moose, wonder how he feels about this stew by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) My famous Two-Pound Alaska Stew is born of a recipe from an old prospector buddy of mine who worked...

This Week In History, August 5

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.~ Winston Churchill          Week of August 5-11, 2013   August 5 1884 - The cornerstone for the Statue of...

The Number 545

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) We’ve got ourselves quite a mess in Washington, D.C.  Go ahead, pick any of the myriad travesties and scandals – the institutionalized corruption; the arrogation of school-choice and...

This Week In History, July 27

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of July 29-August 4, 2013   July 29 1920 - The first of three JL-6 aircraft leave...

Frog Level Chickens and a Matanuska-Susitna Valley Bull

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2012 by Gary Spina)   One day, down by Frog Level, Virginia, I watched some farm folks kill about 25 chickens and roosters – adults and kids working together to kill and pluck...

This Week In History, July 21

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.  ~ Winston Churchill              Week of July 22-28, 2013   July 22 1775 - George Washington, at the age...

A Young Girl’s Honor

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2009 by Gary Spina)   Lawyers are supposed to be among the best and the brightest in our society on account of how difficult it is to even get into law school in...