Soon after it became clear CoVid-19 was going to become a pandemic I decided I would take the time to read up on the “Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. I’d had a bit of exposure to its history, as the church I was attending during college had served as a hospital during that era, but other than that I was in the dark. I needed to know more.
It’s fun when you learn just how iconic a cool looking structure really is.
One of my personality traits which springs from my love of history is a fascination with artifacts. This fascination also holds true with personal artifacts.
If you have ever pondered the nature of free speech, I just finished a book you might want to read.
Colonial Williamsburg has become a foil for those who assume it’s about a jingoist version our history. In reality it tries very hard to uncover the warts we inherited from our past.
The loss of cultural memory is something I find myself musing upon, a lot. I’ve written two novels, and published one, and the loss of cultural identity plays a role in both stories.