A Day dear to videophiles!

On this day (December 28, 1895) the very first commercially screened movie was seen at the Grand Cafe in Paris, France.  The movie was the product of efforts by Louis and August Lumiere.  They had patented the Cinematographe (a camera-projector) in...

Gifts from America's Rennaisance Roue

This gentleman was reknowned for his wit and his wisdom.  He was a well known racconteur, musician and ladies man.  He was, also, a scientist, philantropist and a bit of a showman.  He served in the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention...

Samuel Adams

One of the most influential orators and rabble rousers for the Patriot cause Samuel Adams, cousin to our second John Adams,  had a distinguished academic record and a less than successful business record.   He entered Harvard in 1736, he manifested...

Just because others have -

only gone forth with the goal of imperialistic conquest doesn't mean that all that go forth do!  Many around the world ascribe that ambition to the united States, sadly even those who should know better.  The following are a few instances and the...

The illusion of the idyllic

  Many of us have this picture of an idyllic period of life and long for a return to this period free of cares and responsibilities.  Part of this longing seems to be manifested in extending it for our progeny and parents refusing to let go and let...