It’s August first, and that means (for the first time in ten months) it’s time for another Capitol First! In … Continue reading Capitol Firsts: Arkansas!
Happy 4th to the agitators, advocates, teachers, historians, organizers, rabble rousers, intellectuals, laborers, and muckrakers. To the pacifists, feminists, activists, … Continue reading Independence
Next week, I begin my World War II unit in class. It has never felt as immediate and as necessary … Continue reading The Coming American Crisis
Today would have been Thelonious Monk’s 99th birthday. The famed jazz pianist died in 1982, and is buried in the … Continue reading Grave of the Week: Thelonious Monk
This is an historic Presidential election, as well know: for one, it features the first female major party nominee, and … Continue reading Grave of the Week: Charles Curtis
Autumn is finally upon us in New England after a long, dry and brutally hot summer. It’s been inaugurated by … Continue reading Capitol Firsts: Vermont!
The photo above is of the plot of grass that, as best I can tell, holds the unmarked grave of … Continue reading Grave of the Week: James Powell