More than 150 years after the end of the War Between the States, the US government continues to pay out pension money connected to the Civil War. 483 more words
I’ve been taking a “staycation” this week, just hanging around the house, getting a few useful things done, and listening to my favorite NPR station. WBUR airs a lot of talk programming that I like to listen to while I do housework, and this week I’m hearing programs that are oddly relevant to me. 836 more words
On this day in 1837, American woman Jennifer Robertson, developed and used the “I have a headache” Sex-dodging excuse for the first time.
News of the resounding success of the excuse spread to all four corners in the world, and changed thus the status quo regarding marital sexual relations for the worse. 187 more words
Presidents long viewed as below average… or failures tend to be associated with significant historical events. Actions taken during these events can be overlooked due to hindsight; historians possess the benefit of knowing the paths actually traveled. 385 more words