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Bad Blood: Tracing the Family Blood Lines Through the Hatfields & McCoys

November 29, 2013

I suspect my daughter is a hillbilly.  That is, I think she may have hillbilly blood running in her veins.  How much hillbilly blood, you might ask? Well, check this out.  Her mother’s name is Marie Hatfield.  Her grandfather’s name is Clarence.  His father’s name was Floyd, and he was the son of a man […]

Message in a Black Box: Alien Encounters at Area 51

May 31, 2013

The black mailbox was white.  Or more precisely it was a black mailbox locked inside a white wooden outer box, a mystery locked inside an enigma, a fitting symbol.  Amongst all the graffiti, stenciled in large black letters, was the name Medlin.  He still lived here.  He still collected his mail there at the end […]

Manhunt: Tracing the Escape Route of John Wilkes Booth

August 24, 2012

Just after 4:00 in the morning of April 15th, 1865 two men appeared on horseback at the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd near present day Waldorf, Maryland.  One man was suffering a broken leg and needed help.  Dr. Mudd helped the injured man into his home, cut away his boot and set the leg.  The […]