History up in Flames: George Rogers Clark’s cabin at the Falls of the Ohio

I remember the first time I visited the reconstruction of George Rogers Clark’s cabin on Clark’s Point, on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River and the skyline of Louisville. It was a cool day in early 2016 and I was quite excited to find the site. The cabin site is part of the Falls of … Continue reading History up in Flames: George Rogers Clark’s cabin at the Falls of the Ohio

Churches, Kinism, and the Great Replacement Theory

This July I walked through the book aisle at my local Walmart, the only one in my rural county. I saw one book about the 1619 Project, four detailing Juneteenth, and two teaching little Black children to love their blackness. How many books in that aisle were biographies of America's early White leaders, lauding Southern … Continue reading Churches, Kinism, and the Great Replacement Theory

Analyzing Foster’s song *My Old Kentucky Home*

On the 3rd of last month a Louisville native released a book titled My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song. The author is one Emily Bingham, a PH.D and heir of the famed journalism family that long owned the Courier-Journal newspaper. She has previously written three books, a … Continue reading Analyzing Foster’s song *My Old Kentucky Home*

Religious Liberty (and the Shakers)

I support religious liberty. People have the right to seek peace with their creator. The 1st Amendment recognizes complete religious liberty to all faiths. The state has no right to restrict religion, except when its services or rituals entail criminal acts, such as human sacrifice or sexual abuse of children. (A Jewish story from NYC … Continue reading Religious Liberty (and the Shakers)