On the Horns of a Dilemma

On the Horns of a Dilemma

Occasionally, I like to dig into what’s being dug lately, highlighting recent archaeological discoveries in Israel and elsewhere. Teams in Egypt, for example, have been turning up scores of undisturbed coffins in Saqqara, an ancient necropolis south of Cairo, where...
The Countless Women Lost to History

The Countless Women Lost to History

Many of the women have been lost or simply forgotten. That’s the sad, but persistent, reality that I’ve uncovered over the last 30 years in piecing together my family’s history during the past four centuries. As chronicles have been kept, the record is more often than...
It’s All Happened Before

It’s All Happened Before

Nonessential businesses and churches forced to close. Countless students unable to attend school. Public gatherings, including sporting events, restricted to small numbers or not allowed. Face mask mandates enacted. This describes the situation in 1918 as accurately...
Are We Erasing History – or Cementing It?

Are We Erasing History – or Cementing It?

The initial rush of removing Confederate statues has passed, but the cat is out of the bag and remains on the hunt. Critics of white supremacy have found satisfaction in the movement, while supporters complain that activists are out to erase history. We’ve been...