Profound Economist's Birthday

Should this gentleman be alive today, he'd be 101.  Born 1912 in NYC, educated at Rutgers University [BA by age 20], University of Chicago [MA, 1933], Columbia University [PhD, 1946], he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal that honors economist und...

Declared Ratified today

On this day in 1868, Secretary of State William Seward certified the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the uS Constitution after a two year process.   In just two years it received the necessary 2/3's ratification that was not without drama.  Some...

I wonder what today's NAACP would say

This gentleman is held in high regard for his achievement against all odds.  He came up from the basest of beginnings to be confidante of the powerful.  At one point in his career from observed practices had serious reservations about the foundational...

Revered Philosopher of the Founding Fathers

           Marcus Tullus Cicero,  a Roman philosopher, who is held in great respect through the ages.  His career spanned major changes in the rule of Rome.  He is most known for his writings (philosophy and poetry) and his opposition to the...

A little presidential trivia

This president named his son George Washington. This president was to be the first sitting president to be photographed. This president earned the nicknames "Old Man Eloquent" and "Hellhound of Abolition". This president served several...

Have we been here before?

            One of the things that man seeks in his life is an order and consistency in the foundations of day to day life.  This is aided by a trust in the integrity of those in positions of power given the tasks of securing and presiding over...

OSW: Early popular Song Writer

         If one is asked to name an early American composer/song writer the name Stephen Foster is bound to come up.  Born on July 4, 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, he spent most of his life in and around the Pittsburgh area even though his...

Alarum Rider - Sybil Ludington

Almost 2 years to the day after the most famous of the alarum rides, made by Paul Revere, William Dawes, Samuel Prescott and Wentworth Cheswell, who rode out to warn the surrounding country-side that the British Regulars were marching out of Boston...

Any of these sound familiar?

         237 years ago this list was put forward as the supporting evidence and justification for the action that the British citizens in the American colonies were embarking on to sever political ties with the Crown.  In my estimation many of these...