Diary of a Wimpy City

Dear readers, I have a very special guest poster today. Please allow me to introduce the “Entire DC Region.” Entire DC region, we look forward to your post on History and Wine–take it away! — Hello readers of the History and Wine blog. I do believe that you are the finest people around, which is…

A Quick Story about JFK’s Sexiness

After a request by a friend, I have been going back through the emails that my aunt and I shared over the past few years. We would write each other about what was going on in our lives, and we would also share stories–both fiction and true. This friend has asked that I post more…

Robert Todd Lincoln

I went to see the movie, Lincoln, today. Great movie. Go see this movie. Daniel Day Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones both do an incredible job as Lincoln and Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, respectively.  The cast is outstanding, and the history lesson is one which we all should become familiar with. Lincoln had no easy task…

Aunt Susi

My Aunt Susi passed away this weekend. Her death follows the death of my grandfather just a few short months ago. I don’t know very many people who loved history as much as my aunt. She was a woman who had so much historical knowledge in her head. I wish I could have heard one…

It’s Always a Good Day…

…When you have a fantastic glass of wine, or when you learn something new. I know that two of my most favorite things in this world are a fine wine and an interesting story. I recently decided that I needed a new creative project, so I thought I would combine my favorite activities–drinking red wine…