Chariots of the Gods…

I have to admit I’ve never put any significant time into studying the Hindu religion. It’s always seemed sort of like the protocols of the British Monarchy: Complex, convoluted, multi-layered, and something I wasn’t ever likely to need to know. But like the British Monarchy, when it comes time for …

Happy Holidays

Been a little slack around the TOT disk drive lately…. lots of other things going on, not much time or money for chasing down stories. It’s eased a bit, though, so I decided to take a little jaunt back to Fanthorp Inn, which is still hanging out in the vicinity …

Juneteenth – part I

Galveston, Texas, 19 June 1865 Major-General Gordon Granger, USA, arrives in Galveston to assume command of the Federal Department of Texas. Within hours, he announces, via General Order #3, that slavery has ended in Texas and that all formerly enslaved persons are now free. “The people of Texas are informed …

San Jacinto Day, 2014

Once again I headed over to the San Jacinto Day Battle Re-enactment. Once again, the Mexicans held to their old failed tactics. Once again, the Mexicans lost. Badly. I talked to a couple of the survivors after the event and they told me they were hoping to deploy some secret …