Nostalgia – History’s Greatest Nemisis

Nostalgia has its rightful place at reunions, on anniversaries and within the pages of dusty photo albums; it has no place in the practice of history. Not be egregious, but words have meaning. They have precision. Words also have implication, … Continue reading

To the Seelbach! A Great Gatsby book discussion?

UPDATE: 13 Sept. 2012 – The Great Gatsby online book discussion begins Thursday night, 13 September at 8:00 p.m. EST. The final discussion will be conducted from Louisville’s Seelbach Hotel where participants and guests will meet at the famed accommodation’s … Continue reading

The Faults of Others

Officially, I’ve been a volunteer guide at the Levi Coffin House State Historical Site since 1974. I tagged along with my mother who was one of the original guides for the site and then our Scout Troop began diligently manning … Continue reading