The Joy of Continuity

This afternoon I prepared some fields for planting with a 60+ year old farm implement. We had to spray some WD-40 on the bolts, add a couple, and adjust the heads, but it otherwise worked great. Just this morning I […]

The Overlap of History

Not everyone is living in the same decade. This is one of the most fascinating things you learn as you delve more deeply into the present and the past. It’s easy to assume when you read about the 1940s, for […]

The Appeal of Steampunk

Steampunk, n. a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. Tonight I finished a rewatch of the early 00’s Disney film Treasure Planet, a retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s […]

History You Can Use

Old farm trucks, typewriters, guns from several wars ago, clothes handed down across three generations, silverware and dishes, old houses – all of us have some pieces of history which blend into our lives in some way. Of course, we […]