40 Years Gone

By | Jun 10, 2016

This past weekend I attended the graduation ceremony at the High School where I graduated. I attended it as a reporter, not as a guest of a graduate. But as I was watching the graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas it hit me that 40 years ago I was one of those […]

A Sharpshooter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

By | Oct 3, 2015

Annie Oakley, the female sharpshooter of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” fame along with her husband Frank Bulter called Cambridge, Maryland one of their retirement homes. She along with Butler decided in 1912 to stop performing with the Wild West show. The couple lived in the Eastern Shore town from 1912 until 1917. Those familiar with […]

Birth of the Blues

By | Sep 28, 2015

During the early part of the 20th Century it was sheet music that was the way that music was purchased. On September 28, 1912, W.C Handy’s The Memphis Blues sheet music went on sale in department stores. It was a huge success selling the first thousand copies in three days. But W.C Handy did not […]

The Red Baron Wins his First Aerial Combat

By | Sep 17, 2015

He was only 25 when he died on April 25, 1918, but Manfred von Richthofen also known as the Red Baron was a flying ace and a deadly combat pilot for Germany during World War I. He was also know as “le Diable Rouge” (“Red Devil”) or “Le Petit Rouge” (“Little Red”) in French, and […]

James Cash Penney

By | Sep 16, 2015

Nearly everyone knows of the store J.C Penney. The first store was opened in 1902 in Kemmerer, Wyoming. The owners were Guy Johnson, Thomas Callahan and James Cash Penney, or J.C. Penney. By 1907 two more stores had been opened. Johnson and Callahan decided they wanted to dissolve the partnership leaving Penney as lone owner. […]

Martin Luther King Jr.

By | Jan 15, 2015

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. King received a B.A. in sociology from Morehouse College, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College in 1955. King began his work in equal rights after learning […]

An American Playwright – Eugene O’ Neill

By | Jun 23, 2014

I was talking with a old friend over the weekend. We had gone to college together in the late ’70s and had taken a number of Theater classes together. We were discussing historical people who we would like to possibly do for performance history. The subject came up because he was thinking of doing Abraham […]

A Day for Adolf

By | Jan 30, 2014

It’s not unusual for a day of the year to become a focal point in one’s life. For some it’s their birthday or another day the person decides is their Lucky Day. Others it’s a date where something always seems to happen. For Adolf Hitler that day could have been January 30th. It was on […]

“Billy Jack” Dies

By | Dec 17, 2013

Just discovered that actor Tom Laughlin died on December 12, 2013 from complications from pneumonia at the age of 82. Tom Laughlin, born on August 10, 1931, is best know for the series of Billy Jack movies of the 1970s. The character Billy Jack, a half-Indian Vietnam War veteran who shuns society, was first introduced […]

The Mystery Writer Disappears

By | Dec 3, 2013

December 3, 1926 was a quiet Friday evening. Mystery writer Agatha Christie was well on her way as an established writing having just published her seventh book, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. After giving her daughter a goodnight kiss she suddenly left the house for a car ride. The next morning the car was discovered […]

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