People, Politics, and Pastimes of the Day


I'm not sure why I left this post in draft form for nearly a year now. But, my posting of the following article as sourced by Claudia Swain, one of the authors of WETA's local history blog; "Boundary Stones," struck a chord with me regarding this presidential election's "anything goes" characterizations, attitudes and posturing.On Election Day … Continue reading People, Politics, and Pastimes of the Day

Back to the Future–Really?


Yet another perspective into how our Past may help portray what's in our future... A few hours ago, Cousin Lyle posted publicly on FB: We are going through a period of adjustment. Wage stagnation for most seems unending. Technology and automation and global trade and labor competition have labor on the ropes. Governmental policy can help, … Continue reading Back to the Future–Really?

Flashbacks of the Great Y2K Scare


The Great Y2K Scare The great Y2K scare was spread by scaremongers who thought that the world's computer systems would cease to function on December 31, 1999.  The Y2K problem, aka, "the Millennium bug," "the Y2K bug," or simply "The Year 2000 problem" was both a  digital (computer-related) and non-digital documentation and storage issue.  The quick and easy fix was to convert … Continue reading Flashbacks of the Great Y2K Scare

“Life Interrupted–Navigating the Unexpected”


I "borrowed" this post's title, above, from Priscilla Shirer's 2011 inspirational book of the same title, as well as the opening description about it: "From telemarketers to traffic jams to twenty-item shoppers in the ten-item line, our lives are full of interruptions. They're often aggravating, sometimes infuriating, and can make us want to tell people … Continue reading “Life Interrupted–Navigating the Unexpected”

27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived Them – A Remix


On March 25, 2013, Luke Lewis, of BuzzFeed.com, first posted 27 images of owls (with etymologies, meanings, and uses of  27 words whose origins range in dates from the 1500's to the 1900's. I found these words interesting because of my blog's focus on our heritage and reflections from the past. You may find some … Continue reading 27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived Them – A Remix