Category Archives: American History

Death By Tolerance

Since I started my own business a year ago, finding time to blog has been rare, and I apologize for that, but sometimes things just start to eat at me and I have to make time. I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

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Never Forget

13 years ago today, America changed forever. This horrific event should have jolted the nation into waking up from living in denial. It did for a brief moment. It brought everyone together and showed many people how to be a … Continue reading

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Pros & Cons: The Passing of a Legendary Texas Con Man

The world will always have con artists – men and women who seek to cheat the system and gain wealth illegally. In recent years we have had people like Bernard Madoff and Kenneth Lay (Enron) highly profiled on the evening … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

“Many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.”  ~ Col. Allen West In my weekly blog I normally do what I … Continue reading

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Book Review: INDIAN YELL: THE HEART OF AN AMERICAN INSURGENCY

This book is a most enjoyable read, but is a very narrow presentation of Indian history. Michael Blake is certainly a very gifted writer and this book is a wonderful presentation, if, and that’s a big “if”, it is read … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, discessit – I came, I saw, I left.

Hurricane Sandy brought with it unfathomable destruction. For the past few days we have endless reports of the suffering that is sure to continue for many weeks to come. As the nation prays for the victims and their lost loved ones … Continue reading

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The Gun Control Debate

When will it ever end? Last week I wrote about having to go to the doctor and being subjected to the drivel on one of the morning “news” shows. Well, he sent me to a neurologist and in the waiting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Life of Billy Dixon

Having grown up on the remote ranch lands in the Texas Panhandle, just a stone’s throw from the site of the Battle of Adobe Walls, I grew up hearing from the old timers who knew him, stories of the great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plains Indian History and Culture

PLAINS INDIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE by John C. Ewers is a collection of essays and articles from the author from 1967 to 1994. Ewers lacks no qualification here. He has served as the first curator of Museum of the Plains … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE SCRATCH OF A PEN: 1763 and the Transformation of North America

As with all books in the “Pivotal Moments in American History” series, this book is exceedingly well written. David Hackett Fischer [Washington’s Crossing] has superbly edited this work and his 3 page editor’s note is itself, worth the price of the … Continue reading

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