The Splendid and the Vile: Britain and the Nazi Air War

Author Erik Larson paints a technicolor picture of life under persistent bombing and threat of invasion. In 1940, Britain stood nearly alone against Fascist forces. The British were pushed off of the Continent and were reeling from Rommel in North Africa. Europe was mostly under Nazi rule. America was locked in an isolationist policy, despite … More The Splendid and the Vile: Britain and the Nazi Air War

John Lennon at 80

Hard to believe John Lennon has been gone 40 years, but it is safe to say his legacy is stronger than it has ever been. I remembered John Lennon back in 2017. Remembering John Lennon Even more than his musical career, I believe he is most associated with the peace movement. It is impossible to … More John Lennon at 80

Economic Indicators

Someone says the economy is doing great. What does that mean? Who benefits? Who loses? There are all kinds of people touting what makes a strong economy. Usually referred are jobs and the stock market. Trade surplus is another one. Wage growth. Interest rates. Gross Domestic Product. Consumer Price Index. All valuable to some degree. … More Economic Indicators

To Be a Patriot

“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” ― Patrick Henry Throughout our history, the word patriot has been used is many fashions.  We hear the word used today, generally as a self-proclaimed label.  What exactly is a patriot, and how do we … More To Be a Patriot