Two new podcasts

I’ve added two new links to podcasts I’ve recently started listening to. The first one is “Backstory with the American History Guys.”  I initially discovered this when I was teaching American History at Chamberlain-Hunt and looking for classroom resources. The podcast didn’t work for that and got put on the back burner at the time. …

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Mr. B and the Three Musketeers

When I was a sixteen year old – I had just gotten my driver’s license, so I could drive to the farm – Mr. B hired me, along with another kid (we’ll call him “AD”) one year younger, to work on his farm. One of Mr. B’s sons (“RB”) was my age, and the three …

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M L King Day: The Quintessential American Holiday

[Below is an essay originally published on the JAJ site on ML King Day, 2004. Other than the reference to Jesse Jackson at the end (he has, fortunately, disappeared for the most part, in the last eight years), it still hold's true, so I thought I would republish it this year:] Martin Luther King Jr's …

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Poor People’s Food, Peasant Food … and Meatloaf

I’ve never much liked meatloaf. Ditto with meatballs. (After all, they’re simply tiny meatloaves disguised with a sauce.) On the other hand, over the years I’ve had meatloaf and meatballs that were very good. But I knew those experiences were anomalies because I knew I don’t like meatloaf. Somewhere over the years it began to …

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About those Conservative Defenders of Liberalism

Jerry Salyer, over at Front Porch Republic, has written a great essay about what he calls "the Conservative Defenders of Liberalism." I have been trying to say something intelligent on this topic for some time, especially in my posts categorized under "liberty," but Salyer says it so much better than I can. Here's a taste: …

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