Category Archives: history

Is Masada a Myth?

Herod The Great’s Fortification Sometimes, you just have to be there, to get some idea of what’s gone on behind the scenes. This picture, above, reminds me so much of Montsegur. But that’s where I am reminded that the victors … Continue reading

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Pompeo vs. National Public Radio

He says that Mary Louise Kelly Lied to Him Twice. What? A politician claiming that a seasoned journalist lied to him? Pot-kettle-black… My cousin, John Miller, writing as The Journalism Doctor, has something to say about it. Trumping Truth Mary … Continue reading

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How Humanity Came to Be

Nothing in this book is true, but it’s exactly how things are. I can’t believe that I haven’t quoted from this book before. I found it in the late 1990’s and aside from its jokey title, there is nothing funny … Continue reading

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How to Secede in Life

The Royals Who Choose Love Over Duty As soon as Prince Harry started dating Meghan Markle, in 2016, I saw a parallel to what happened in 1936, when King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to be with … Continue reading

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The Media are the Messengers

Are They Shaping Opinion or Mirroring our Biases? Let’s face the facts: money makes the world go round; sometimes in circles. Those with money want to be in control of everyone else. The rest of us just want to have … Continue reading

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Caesar: The Die was Cast in 49 B.C.E.

Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon Honestly, you wouldn’t think such an insignificant stream could change the course of history, would you? Julius Caesar knew the significance of his actions, though. He knew that bringing his troops back home to Rome … Continue reading

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Today is a Brand New Day

As Seen on Facebook Today It seems that the heralded New Day has finally arrived. We’ve been waiting for it since December 21, 2012. The lead-up has been excruciating to watch. Civil unrest seemingly everywhere (Hong Kong, in particular, has … Continue reading

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