The header pic for this post is me on the grounds of the circa 1804 Grouseland mansion in Vincennes back in May 2018, beside a marker celebrating the birthplace of Sarah Knox (Taylor) Davis, the first wife of Jefferson Davis. Sarah died in 1835 at the age of 21, at which point Kentucky born Jefferson … Continue reading Two Virginians At Vincennes
It is time again for an agrarian post here at GKS, the S part of GKS. I want to devote this post to my mother’s off-grid childhood, and to my semi-off grid childhood. What is the *grid*? The grid consists of the government or corporation supply of four things: electricity, running water, sanitation/sewage disposal, and … Continue reading Growing Up Off Grid
This playfully titled piece will address a subject now in vogue in Alt-Right circles, that of the Baby Boomers and their relation to current politics and ethnonationalism. Let us now examine the Boomer Question. My understanding is that the “Baby Boomer” generation are those born roughly between 1946 and 1964, those now aged between 54 … Continue reading The BQ
Okay, this title sounds a little bit clickbait-ish, which was intentional, but if you read on you will see that there is a grain of truth to it. John Wayne (1907-1979) is often viewed as the personification of a manly American actor, especially by the Boomer generation. His movies are still widely watched, and you … Continue reading John Wayne, Social Justice Warrior?
Note: Now that my recent project *Rethinking The Propositions* is in print, I am going to try to blog twice a month for a while, rather than scaling it back to once a month as I initially planned. Well, I take it that you all have been following the news about the culturally enriching Caravan … Continue reading The Caravan of Democracy, Book Sales, and the Catlady Next Door
I am pleased to announce that my latest work, Rethinking The Propositions, is now live for sale at Amazon.com. Rethinking The Propositions is a small book of 13 chapters, plus an extended Epilogue. It numbers 101 pages, and retails for $8.95. Here is the link to it on Amazon. I took time off from blogging … Continue reading *Rethinking The Propositions* Now Available On Amazon!
Last weekend I did my sweet potato harvest. Last year I had a much better (per capita) harvest of sweet potatoes than of regular potatoes. This year remained true to that pattern. I planted regular potatoes (both red and white varieties) and sweet potatoes (the New Orleans variety this year instead of Beauregard). I got … Continue reading Sweet Potato Harvest and Upcoming Book Release