Book Review: 1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars

1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars by Charles L. Mee Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 starsAs the centennial of World War I passed, I decided I wanted to read up on the Treaty of Versailles. 1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars by Charles L. … Continue reading Book Review: 1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars

Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman My rating: 5 of 5 starsI didn't realize when I bought Noah Feldman's The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President what a timely read it would be. It isn't as much a biography of Madison as much as it is an … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

A Visit to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center

This morning I went out to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center on Georgia Highway 204 at Bush Rd. I had been thinking about visiting for a while now and since I didn't have anything else going on this morning, I went out for a visit. When I left the house, it wasn't raining. … Continue reading A Visit to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center

A Hidden Gem – the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

The second visit on third and last day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC. Located in the shadow of the Universtiy of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, it's operated by the South Carolina National Guard and located in the Guard's compound on National Guard Rd off … Continue reading A Hidden Gem – the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

The North Carolina Transportation Museum – a Little Something For Almost Any Fan of Motorized Vehicles

The last stop in North Carolina on my road trip was the North Carolina Transportation Museum, a state historic site and museum in Spencer, NC not far north of Charlotte. Quite literally, there's something for just about anyone who is a fan of motorized transportation at this museum. The museum is housed in the remaining … Continue reading The North Carolina Transportation Museum – a Little Something For Almost Any Fan of Motorized Vehicles

The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

The first stop of the second day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Carolinas Aviation Museum located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. As aviation museums go, it's not very large, nowhere near the size of the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB or the National Naval Aviation Museum at … Continue reading The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

On 8 January 2019, I visited the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton, SC, the site of a Patriot victory over Loyalists and Provincials during the American Revolution. Also within the park is Horseshoe Falls, a waterfall on Cedar Falls Creek near the Enoree River. There are two trails on the site, one that … Continue reading A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I decided to read Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan as preparation for a vacation trip to visit the Ninety Six, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens battlefields in … Continue reading Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Book Review: Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was looking for something a bit different to read when I came across Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to … Continue reading Book Review: Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory

An Interesting Early Morning QSO with SN1918WAR, a History Related Special Event Station in Poland

Brunswick - Yesterday morning after breakfast I fired up the mobile HF station to try for some Skywarn Recognition Day contacts. I saw AB4UG tweet that WX4CHS at NWS Charleston, SC was active on 40 Meters, but propagation was too long for me to hear them. I did, however, manage to work two other NWS … Continue reading An Interesting Early Morning QSO with SN1918WAR, a History Related Special Event Station in Poland