My first whisky tasting on American soil … at the Washington Wine Academy!  This the first of many, so keep an eye out on their event page … Plus, there will be some addition beer classes added to the list of events and who knows what else!

Today is the day …


Amazon.com Widgets Whether it is a book about understanding dogs, the food system, the history of the AK, or something else, I enjoy reading a vast array of nonfiction. Here are my recently completed volumes, in no particular order: (Beware, it is not a short list.)

Recent Reads … dogs, history, politics, food, and more



Okay, just watched the first episode of the new Top Gear USA and it is more than a little weird.  The three hosts seem to be trying to copy the originals, but they are missing the most important ingredient: comradery.  One of the reasons that the UK version is so […]

Top Gear USA … One Word: Weird.


Been busy and will hopefully post more soon! In case you have missed them, I have done a couple of more posts for the BSHS: Brasserie Cantillon Brouwerij, Brussels Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. Plus, I am teaching […]

Been Awhile …


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Sure, modern celebrity has a different character than traditional heros and modern events are regularly planned, but is this really that different than the past when leaders were made into celebrities and every town had its best known members or the planning of major events on auspicious dates? For me, […]

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America



This video is not completely safe for work but is hilarious!  It reminds me of many conversations that I have had with certain people about Duke Basketball. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iVKPUNoeI4 By the way, I am glad that it is that time of the year again!  Go Blue Devils!

The Duke Argument


I have started to write for the BSHS Travel Guide.  So far, I have only written a couple of articles but it is the beginning of a larger number that I am going to produce for them. Here are the first ones: Andrews Geyser, Old Fort, NC George Washington’s Distillery […]

Posts for the BSHS




Okay, I have been busy recently and have not had time to post some of the books that I have been reading.  So, before I take this load back to the library, here they are: Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson – […]

Recent Reading … a slight backlog