The Hermitage: President Andrew Jackson’s Home, Nashville, Tennessee


One of the best ideas I ever had was to make themes for my travels. I have four or five themes, but this particular trip falls under visiting all of our President’s homes and/or libraries. I have been blessed to have visited several over the past few years and I wish I had taken more … More The Hermitage: President Andrew Jackson’s Home, Nashville, Tennessee

The Unmasking of George Washington in Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge (2017) (Book Review)


Finding Phibby (see blog from July, 2011) changed my entire life as it relates to my desire to study history.  I have read about many enslaved people who ran away from their enslavers, but none have had the same impact on me as Phibby. For the first time, ever, I found someone and that someone became … More The Unmasking of George Washington in Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge (2017) (Book Review)