Category Archives: The History Channel

O, FOR HISTORY: The Kalb Report: “Writing History” – Woodward and Bernstein

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been my favorites since the early 1970s.  The interview was conducted three years ago but is still an incredible episode.

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O, FOR HISTORY: “Slipped the surly bonds of earth…”

I had my general music students in the high school’s library to complete a project. I caught several teachers gathered around the television in the audio-visual room.  After investigating, I called the students over to watch the event. “I can … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

It is exciting, thrilling, inspiring, patriotic, and at times, capable of watering the eyes a bit.  I love the pomp and circumstance, and the pageantry.  When the former presidents and first ladies descend the stair case to the main inaugural … Continue reading

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A Saturday at the Sea

This Saturday morning had a nice little twist to it.  We were up, showered, dressed, and out of the house by 9:45am, and eating breakfast at Panera in downtown Centerville where we were joined by Amy Kress, and her youngest … Continue reading

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Visiting Presidential Sites…

Since I was very young, I’ve immersed myself in presidential history, and have loved visiting historical sites associated with our nation’s leaders.  Today, my friend, Jeff Carter, and I were discussing our bucket lists of places to visit, and I … Continue reading

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…Presidential Funerals…

Video clips of presidential funerals from William McKinley to Ronald Reagan, in order of their presidency.  

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…Earliest recordings of Presidents…

This is believed to be the oldest known recording of any U.S. President. It was recorded on an Edison wax cylinder sometime around 1889.

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…39 Years of Collecting Lincoln…

Since March 1973 I have collected books, and other Lincoln memorabilia.  My most prized possession… the bust of Lincoln given to my by my uncle, Ron Barmes, 1973.  Another is a framed card de visite of Mary Todd Lincoln – … Continue reading

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…Little Eddie…

Edward Baker “Eddie” Lincoln (March 10, 1846 – February 1, 1850) was the second son of Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after Lincoln’s friend Edward Dickinson Baker, and the youngest Lincoln son to die.  Eddie died one month … Continue reading

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From the 1927 Grand Council of American Indians

From the 1927 Grand Council of American Indians   “The white people, who are trying to make us over into their image, they want us to be what they call “assimilated,” bringing the Indians into the mainstream and destroying our … Continue reading

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…Good Morning, Vietnam: 24 years later…

Growing up in the late 1960’s, I was surrounded with many familiar words, or terms… DMZ (demilitarized zone) KIA MIA Viet Cong Cambodia POW Tet Offensive Ho Chi Minh Trail On the evening news there were television images of helicopters … Continue reading

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'1776' at Wilmington

‘1776’ – John Adams: “One useless man is called a disgrace; two are called a law firm; and three or more become a Congress.” This afternoon, my 16 year old son, Quintin, and I drove 35 miles to Wilmington, Ohio … Continue reading

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A relaxing holiday…

It is Monday, 1:00pm. The end of the restful, and enjoyable holiday weekend is creeping upon us.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were the most perfect days we’ve had in weeks. Saturday was a bit steamy, but not too hateful. Sunday, … Continue reading

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We… Hold… These… Truths…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence (Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776) The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected … Continue reading

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A Good Day…

Today was the start of my summer teaching schedule. It had been delayed a week since a number of schools were not yet dismissed for the summer. The morning began with the Bane children – Ellie and Jacob – who … Continue reading

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The Golden Gate Bridge

Upon returning from Fairmont’s graduation exercises, and running a few errands with Jose, I curled up in bed with my laptop playing a Netflix instant video on The History Channel’s Modern Marvels – Golden Gate Bridge. Fascinating! If you can … Continue reading

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