Hell Before Their Very Eyes: Book Recommendation

“On April Fourth, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the Fourth Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler’sContinue reading “Hell Before Their Very Eyes: Book Recommendation”

Great Courses: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Professor Garland makes the daily lives of the ancient people come to life! This Great Courses lecture series is outstanding! I highly recommend it. If you are also enthralled by ancient history and can’t get enough information, then this series of lectures will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. It did me,Continue reading “Great Courses: Daily Life in the Ancient World”

Shots in the Dark: Book Recommendation

ALL VIDEOS GO LIVE AT 12:30 AM DAYLIGHT EASTERN TIME. This oversized softcover book is filled with only B&W photographs of criminals and their crime scenes. What’s interesting about B&W photographs is all the detail they provide. There is no color to distract. The B&W pictures are starker, no doubt about that. There are chaptersContinue reading “Shots in the Dark: Book Recommendation”

Check Out My Blue Yeti Microphone!

The Blue Yeti microphone retails on Amazon for about $89.99 plus tax. I bought it on sale for $70.22. That’s an odd amount, I know. That said, it’s also a lower price and I’ll take it. I wanted this microphone because my intention was and is to film more videos from home. Although my phone’sContinue reading “Check Out My Blue Yeti Microphone!”

I, Claudius: Video Recommendation

“I, Claudius (stylized as I·CLAVDIVS) is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves’ 1934 novel I, Claudius and its 1935 sequel Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it stars Derek Jacobi as Claudius, with Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, John Hurt, Patricia Quinn, Ian Ogilvy, Kevin McNally, Patrick Stewart, andContinue reading “I, Claudius: Video Recommendation”

Ghostly Ruins by Harry Skrdla Book Recommendation

Note that all the photos are Black & White. The beauty of that is both the incredible details that are more visible and even the ethereal quality of some of these hauntingly abandoned buildings. I don’t care for the very small font. It appears to be a size 10 Times New Roman font. Good luckContinue reading “Ghostly Ruins by Harry Skrdla Book Recommendation”

“Mr. Mummy” Video Recommendation with Dr. Bob Brier

“Bob Brier, Egyptologist and Author Affectionately known as Mr. Mummy, Dr. Bob Brier is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology. As Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post in Brookville, New York, he has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world’s mostContinue reading ““Mr. Mummy” Video Recommendation with Dr. Bob Brier”

The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation

“Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans toContinue reading “The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation”

National Geographic History: Magazine Recommendation

I highly recommend the National Geographic History magazine. The magazine offers 6 issues each year. There are full-color photographs throughout, which are stunning. Each article is well-considered and -written. The articles are varied. If you enjoy ancient history, you’re covered. Middle Ages? Yep, covered. American West? Enjoy! And so many topics in between as well.Continue reading “National Geographic History: Magazine Recommendation”


THIS WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK TO ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO THE ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!! The St. Albans Museum is open Wednesday and Friday 11-4 and Saturday 10-2. Handy Cars has provided the wildly generous FREE ADMISSION in 2022. (Huge thanks to Handy Cars for that!) The money you’ve saved you could spend on theContinue reading “LAST WEEK OF FREE ADMISSION AT ST. ALBANS MUSEUM!!”

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