Sir Ernest Shackleton(1874-1922)

He was an Anglo- Irish Antarctic explorer who led three expeditions to the Antarctic during the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. His original goal was to be the discoverer of the South Pole but once Roald Amundsen was accorded that honor, Shackleton set out to cross the Antarctic continent from sea […]

Stagflation Returns

  During the Carter Presidency in the 1970’s, we saw both runaway inflation and stagflation. Normally inflation occurs with a booming economy and low unemployment The Carter Conundrum was a weak economy with  High unemployment yet inflation that would not end hence the term stagflation. What comes around goes around in the 2020’s.The causality seems […]

The Holy Devil

The Russian nation had been governed by a long series of tsarist dynasties stretching back hundreds of years with the final dynasty, the House of Romanov, being usurped in 1917 after just over 300 years of rule. One of the principals who undermined the last tsar, Nicholas II, and led to a Communist takeover of […]

Wrong-Way Corrigan

Douglas Corrigan(1907-1995) was an American aviator nicknamed “Wrong Way” in1938. After a transcontinental flight in July from Long Beach, California to New York City, he then flew from Brooklyn, NY to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. Corrigan claimed his unauthorized transatlantic flight was due to a navigational error, […]

Salem Witch Trials

I would hazard to guess that nearly all the US adult population has at least heard about the event known as the Salem Witch Trials or Salem witches. But what of the reality? Were there any witches? What caused the panic and hysteria? What finally stopped the madness and what are the implications for today’s […]


Did you ever closely examine the reverse side of the dollar bill or discern the architectural layout of our nation’s national capital, Washington, DC? It is no secret but not a widely advertised fact that these are but two artifacts of our culture that are derived from the influence of Stonemasonry in America. Never heard […]

The Blob

The Blob is a 1958 American science fiction horror film that has become an iconic classic starring Steve McQueen in his first feature film leading role. The film concerns a carnivorous alien amoeba that crashes to earth from outer space. It begins its carnage feeding on the arm of a man who discovers it. It […]

Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalo soldiers were African American soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier following the Civil War. In 1866, six all-Black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. Their main tasks were to help control the Native Americans of the Plains, capture cattle rustlers and thieves and protect […]

Nuclear Accidents

Nuclear power was widely viewed as an alternative to the use of fossil fuels that created a lot of pollution around the earth especially in re to oil spills over large bodies of water. Atomic power would be more eco-friendly to the environment so long as power plants were diligently supervised. Unfortunately as Elvis Costello […]

Abuses of Capitalism

For many decades in America, free enterprise capitalism was encouraged and grew without constraints. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed that ” the business of America …is business”. The proletariat workers had no legal recourse against the abuses of the capitalist owners who made working rules with no limits in re to number of hours nor safety […]