When two paths crossed

         One was a refugee from Hungary, the other a US Naval officer from South Carolina.   Their meeting was almost an international incident in 1853.           The gentleman from Hungary had fled his homeland because of his participation in...

Due diligence

As we are well into that political silly season and the partisan ads are becoming hard to stomach, how is one to look into things that are not hyperbole and hack jobs?  Well I think I have found a non-partisan website that purports to be a repository...

October 7, 1571

If you think that what is happening in today's world is new and different then you have not paid attention to history.  If you think that the struggle between world views has just this year come to a boiling point then you are not a student of...