Category Archives: Reading History Like a Novel

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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