Tag: history

Heartbreak and history

It was just another Tuesday, and I was just another 15-year-old sophomore in high school. My mind had little regard for anything except girls, sports, what I’d eat for lunch and how I’d get through math class. I didn’t have a cell phone or a driver’s license. I was nowhere near New York City or ...

About Charlottesville

I have listened a lot in the last few days. I have listened to a lot of opinions on a lot of different things since the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have opinions on a lot of things, most of which I will keep to myself because they aren’t important. I will address some things, ...

The first night of the new year

The first day of a new year has almost come and gone. A steady rain is falling, as it has nearly all day. I can hear it thumping against the roof of my house in a rhythm which is bound to put me to sleep. While I’m still awake, since I’ve properly greeted the new ...

A trip through time

Last Saturday, my Mama and I took another trip to the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery. They were different, but in a good way.

A tough, rewarding task

They said it couldn’t be done, but it’s done.

What does it mean to be American?

During today’s Fourth of July festivities, I am stuck at home with the police scanner because everyone else is out of town. I can’t venture outside of the scanner’s range, but I’ve had a lot of time to think. I’ve spent most of the day watching “America: The Story of Us” on the History Channel ...

It’s not just another work day for me

Today, I’ve decided to let you in on a little secret.