The more I travel and learn the more I realize people of every nation do not know their own history. It is not necessarily their own fault but that of the elementary and secondary schools which teach a ‘happy’ and patriotic version while diminishing or completely ignoring anything which could paint the country in a…… Continue reading The Spanish West – Time Life Books
Another very long dry spell with no posts! The reason is simply that I now have two kids instead of one. With one kid you’re still afforded a modicum of free time, yet with two, the concept of 100% individual free time no longer exists. Today I read an article in the New Yorker regarding…… Continue reading The difficulty with truth in public – Ferguson
It’s late and I’m back from watching the ballet version of Don Quixote. https://youtu.be/5fKxzQ8ARTQ I had read the history of the performance and learned that it was first performed for the royalty of Russia. So, taking this information I imagined myself a European royal attending the ballet. What went through my mind? Well, being a…… Continue reading NEVER AGAIN – Concentration Camp
A story from the Spanish Reconquista, to La Malinche and Mexico, and the discovery of California. The importance of understanding history along with my personal experiences.