Author: Editor

November 4, 2023 0

Whiskey & Whisky

By Editor

The Irish have the first written record of Whiskey appearing in the Irish Annuals of Clonmacnoise in 1405; the Scotts have written documentation of Whisky making in an Exchequer Roll entry dating to 1494.  

October 7, 2023 0

The “e” in Whiskey

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In the early 1700s both Scotland and Ireland commonly spelled “whisky” without an “e”.[1]Micallef, Joseph V. “Is It Whisky Or…

September 16, 2023 0

Whiskey Rebellion

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Tar and feathering of tax collectors; slaves using guns to defend their owner/taxmen, burning of a tax man’s home, shootings (including a mob of 500 taking on ten federal soldiers protecting a tax man’s home). 

June 10, 2023 0

A Ride, and a Comedy, to Remember

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The ride started in Pennsylvania, stopped at the Shanksville crash site (Flight 93 National Memorial) and proceeded to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The next day the ride completed at the New York City World Trade Center site (now rebuilt and includes the September 11 Memorial and Museum). By happenstance the charity ride ended an hour before and a block away from the pro & anti-mosque protest.

March 4, 2023 0

Operation “Pick Up Sticks”

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Management became concerned with disorganization across all areas of operation. After COVID induced home operations, it became clear to all that the accumulation of deadwood had accelerated and only drastic measures could restore some semblance of balance.

November 20, 2022 0

Teachers, South, and Calico Dresses

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By “waved the calico dresses of woman who dared…” was De Bois saying they wore colorfully dresses? Printed cotton dresses? Were the dresses waving freely or were the women wearing the dresses? Does “calico dresses” imply made in India, the US, England, somewhere else? Is it a comment on social & economic standing? Is this a simple etymology exercise or something more?

February 17, 2022 1

On Racism

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I have been dancing with a thought. Suppose a person is separate and distinct from the physical body – something along the lines of what half the people on the planet believe – soul/consciousness is separate from the body. This thought, in one form or another, is a central tenet of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and likely every other religion on the planet. Let us assume it is true and apply it to racist/sexist.

November 30, 2021 1

On Blue & Gray

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The North / South battlefield reunion at Gettysburg; Confederate and Union veterans would be in uniform. The US Flag and the Confederate Stars and Bars would be present. The whole event would show the nation that we had moved past the war…. but the Grand Army of the Republic said – no Confederate uniforms and no Confederate battle flags.