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Aftershock: A Strange Tale of Murder, Rage and the Earthquake that Shook America

January 10, 2014

In the months following the murder there was scarcely an hour when the earth did not tremble.  The sound of it was like distant thunder, which gave way to cracks and explosions like muskets being fired.  The smell of sulfur and brimstone hung over everything. They said it was retribution from an angry god, punishment […]

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 […]

What the Hell: Visiting The Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY

December 28, 2012

Enroute to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, I stopped at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and learned that the world came into existence some 13.7 billion years ago, that life evolved on the planet through a process known as natural selection, and that climate change is a matter of grave concern. Then I went […]

Photo Finish: A Perfect Spring Weekend in Lexington, KY

May 27, 2011

A weekend in April is all you need to fully appreciate the gracious 19th century charm of bluegrass country.  Rolling green hills seamed with plank fences, vast blue skies and thoroughbreds.  Warm-hearted people, great food and the world’s best handcrafted bourbons.  A trip to Lexington in springtime is as invigorating as a photo finish. Day […]