Tag Archives: history

Trump, reaping what he sows

Michael Wolff told NBC’s Today show that Mr Trump’s staff “all say he is like a child. What they mean by that is he has the need for instant gratification. It’s all about him. This man does not read, does not … Continue reading

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Old sticks

When my wife and I travel around we like to go to antique stores. I love old things, tools, pottery, plates, stuff. I like to hold old items and feel their past. I think about the people who made it, … Continue reading

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The Folly of history, heritage and culture

Folly Beach is a town located on a sliver of sand known as Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. As you cross the bridge to the island, over Folly Creek, there is an old boat on the side of … Continue reading

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Will this be Trump’s Watergate?

“Watergate just happened to come along at the same time as the demand for honesty in relations between the sexes, in advertising, in ecology, in almost everything. It just stumbled into that great big elephant trap that had already been … Continue reading

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Trump: Who are you or better still who do you want to be?

Want to know what kind of “look” Donald J. Trump is trying to emulate? I am a history buff and love reading biographies about historical figures. I am currently reading a book about Robert E. Lee, a man who was … Continue reading

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An ugly American history

I am reading a book called Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips. The book details how the white citizens of Forsyth County, Georgia, beginning in 1912, drove out the African-American population through murder and intimidation. It is … Continue reading

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When history repeats itself

“……..his political coalition, comprising chiefly of poor white farmers and industrial workers, began to describe themselves proudly as “rednecks”, even to the point of wearing red neckerchiefs to political rallies and picnics.” – Description of James Kimble Vardaman I am reading … Continue reading

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