Category Archives: history

That’s Entertainment!

From Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks That You Can Do : Including a fifteen minute act “The Silky Slicker” by George De Lawrence, published by Gerald Heaney, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1921.  Pages 32-33. You absolutely cannot succeed in these modern days of “jazz” … Continue reading

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In Which I Visit a Museum

And there see a submarine. Some years ago, for reasons that matter not to our story, I was driving around northern New Jersey when I saw something by the side of the road.  “By golly,” I said, “that looks like … Continue reading

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Martin Van of Kinderhook

Today is the first day of our ramble down to New York for Heliosphere.  So, en passant, we visited Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook, NY.  Van Buren had  been Jackson’s Vice President; he went on to a term … Continue reading

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It’s Vaudeville!

This coming Saturday, March 9th, I will have the honor of appearing in the Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) Scholarship Fundraiser — Vaudeville Performance Saturday, March 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St, Warner, NH 03278 … Continue reading

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PseudoScience

The Universityy of Chicago gives away free e-books.  Every month there’s a new one, and they’re all swell.  This month’s freebie, I think, is one that folks who follow my blog may really like: The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of … Continue reading

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The Hill Case — Part 5

What We Know And How We Know It, Part 5. What We Know:  Betty and Barney Misidentified the Jack O’Lantern Resort as a Flying Saucer How We Know It: The Jack O’Lantern Resort has been located on US 3 in … Continue reading

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The Hill Case — Part 3

What We Know and How We Know It, Part 3 What we know: Betty and Barney misidentified the aircraft warning light on the top of Cannon Mountain as a flying saucer, continued. How we know it: The first time Betty … Continue reading

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The Hill Case — Part 1

What We Know and How We Know It, Part 1: What We Know: Betty and Barney were sleep deprived on the night of 19/20 September 1961 How We Know It: They were on the back side of a twelve-hundred mile … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s SERE

Was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by a feminine hand? No, it was written by Harriet Beecher’s toe. For years, pretty much all I knew about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the novel, was that it existed.  Important in the social history of … Continue reading

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Mars Attacks!

Due to the recent storms in the northeast and massive power outages, the scheduled Podcast UFO for tonight has been delayed.  I’ll let y’all know the rescheduled date as soon as I know it.   UPDATE 02NOV17: New date will … Continue reading

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