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Metal for Friday: Grave Digger “Rebellion” featuring Hansi Kürsch and Van Canto. [video]

To honor the people of Scotland and their historic vote yesterday–about which I’ll have more to say tonight–I thought the first Metal for Friday since my return from my research … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rebuilding our broken air system, Part II: Staving off starvation.

This is Part II in  my series of thoughts–however Quixotic–on how to improve the grossly dysfunctional air travel system that we currently have in the United States. Part I, imploring … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Our little neighborhood: Voyager 1’s famous Earth-Moon photo.

The above photo was taken 37 years ago today, on September 18, 1977, from the space probe Voyager 1. It is the first photo ever taken of the Earth and … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Keeping up with the Adamses: My review of Adams National Historical Park.

As you’ve noticed I have a lot of posts stacked up pertaining to my recent research trip to Boston, and this one is another museum review–and only escapes being a … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Historical Photo: Vacation on the Quebec shore, 1870s.

I was going to reblog this post from the awesome History Kicks Ass! blog, but I wasn’t sure my WordPress would pick up the photo in the appropriate resolution so … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rebuilding our broken air travel system, part I: Stop monetizing the misery of passengers!

I traveled a lot this summer. Between two research trips and a jaunt to the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, I calculated that I flew 16,832 miles this summer. … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth: A street in Grasse, France, the world’s perfume capital.

Just tooling around on my Google Earth–a favorite pastime of mine–I happened to land in the world’s most fragrant place, the city of Grasse, France. I’ve been to France only … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gore Place: America’s “Darlington Hall.”

Ready for another museum review? Instead of Presidential libraries, how about a Federalist mansion? When I was in Boston on my recent research trip, a staff member at the Massachusetts … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Amongst the ruins of Isca Augusta you may just find Adrian Goldsworthy.

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(The Isca Augusta was once a Roman legionary fortress and settlement. Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.…

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical People, No. 5: Kartir, Zoroastrian priest.

After a long lapse (occasioned by my absence), tonight we return to the “42 Historical People” series! Why don’t more people know what Zoroastrianism is? The faith of ancient Iran, … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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