Category Archives: Reading History Like a Novel

Charlottesville


You’ll get some history, with me analyzing and connecting dots.  You’ll also get my sarcasm, free of charge. No doubt, you’ve read and seen many news stories about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12th, 2017.       This is … Continue reading

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Why I am a New York Mets Fan.


The simple reason would be, that is the team I was raised with.   My parents were Brooklyn Dodger fans and the Mets were the National League replacement.  Bah humbug, American League, upstarts!  (I have to laugh, the lines between … Continue reading

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Sanctions Bite.


I saw a story on CNN, stating the sanctions are beginning to have an effect in Russia.  I thought about this.  The present Russian system has similarities to the old Soviet Empire. An oligarchy runs the country.  They just aren’t … Continue reading

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Political Science and the Brain


I just finished a book by three political science professors, John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith and John R. Alford, called Predisposed, Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences. First I will start with their talk about City College … Continue reading

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Alternative History: Good or Bad.


Those who know me know I write mainly historical fiction.  I play with alternative scenarios all the time.  I have to fill in dialog, because I can only guess as to what was said. Look at Steampunk.  Same thing.  Alternative … Continue reading

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