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Wild Bill Hickok and My Great-Great-Grandfather

I love reading about the Old West. The years between roughly 1840 and 1890. Days of the expanding frontier, cattle drives, Native Americans, covered wagons and stagecoaches, outlaws, buffalos, the Gold Rush, gambling and saloons.  Not the dime store novels … Continue reading

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Whatever Is Excellent Or Praiseworthy

I find it very disturbing at times, upsetting to say the least, when I spend too much time being cynical about what’s happening around me: Politics, evil and corrupt world leaders, the media frenzy to cover every upset and conflict, … Continue reading

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The Post (my review)

As I continue to catch up with the Oscar nominated films, I saw The Post yesterday starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk(Better Call Saul) and directed by Steven Spielberg. You just can’t lose with that cast! The film is … Continue reading

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Reading List: The Last Lion

I am truly enjoying The Last Lion, a biography about Winston Churchill covering the years of 1940-1965. There are so many parallels to our current state of world affairs. In that regard, its easier to take a less emotional look … Continue reading

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Historical Throwback Thursday

Here’s a historical throwback for Thursday. This is a photo of my grandfather, Earl F. Brodd (right, standing next to fuselage) from about 1920. He was a flight instructor during World War I. After the war, he and his student, … Continue reading

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Hardcore History

Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” is an absolute must for any history lover. I’m just finishing up 5 podcasts (over 15 hours!) on World War 1 titled Blueprint for Armageddon. I did the series on Genghis Khan too. They’re free on … Continue reading

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Give Peace A Chance

John Lennon’s Gibson J160-E guitar on display at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitar features carvings of John Lennon and Yoko Ono to commemorate their Amsterdam and Montreal bed-ins in 1969. See more at: http://rockhall.com/blog/post/6638_today-in-rock-john-lennon-birthday/#sthash.7CTR21Yb.dpuf

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