When I throw out the name John Wilkes Booth what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about Booth’s responsibility in ending President Lincoln’s hopes for a kinder Reconstruction. Maybe the words assassin, actor, murderer, or Confederate sympathizer come to mind. If you are a real student of Booth’s … [Read more...]
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I was busy working on my column for the Douglas County Sentinel, so I did not see the delivery driver, but I heard the thud as he tossed the package onto the front porch. Shadow, our black Labrador, trusty guard dog, and my part-time writing and research assistant, also heard the thud and was up … [Read more...]
Growing up I was huge patron of the library at our church, at my school, and the public library near my home. Occasionally, I would love a book so much I would incur a late fine or two – never a huge sum – never more than a dollar or two. Sometimes I would get a bit sidetracked and a book would get … [Read more...]
Once upon a time in what seems to be a long time ago in my classroom full of nine and ten-year-old students I wrote on the white board: Millard Fillmore was a Know Nothing. I faced my students and asked them to tell me what the sentence meant. “Well...somebody isn’t too smart,” a student … [Read more...]