Mark Thomas

About Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is a former active duty Marine, now a veteran teacher working in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. A professional writer in both print journalism and digital content writing, Mark combines his love of teaching history with his passion for the written word. His personal blog, History as Prologue, http://dmarkthomas.com/, reflects his deep interest and knowledge of how the past influences the present. Mark can be contacted at Mark@dmarkthomas.com

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

The Gas Boom Redux?

If today you were to look for the town of Harrisburg, Indiana, you’d find an unincorporated location northeast of Connersville, Indiana. Any map reference would detail no more than a rural intersection, one of what are likely hundreds of little … Continue reading