“The answer to everything…Life, the Universe, and Everything…is…”

In 2001, the brilliant British writer Douglas Adams left us Earthlings behind. Before he left, however, he kindly informed us of the answer to the Ultimate Question — more specifically, the answer to “the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” In case you missed it, here’s a brief overview… The answer was first … Read more

“Give me liberty or give me death!” – famous words Patrick Henry probably didn’t say…

In late March of 1775, the American Revolution had not yet started. The “shot heard ‘round the world” was still a few weeks away. But, to a growing number of Americans, a fight seemed inevitable if Great Britain continued to try to enforce its oppressive “Intolerable Acts” and taxes. Some of the more militant American … Read more

On this date, Ronald Reagan gave his famous “evil empire” speech—but he didn’t coin the phrase…

If you’re like me, you’re a tired of hearing about Donald Trump and Russia. However, as I was editing this post today on March 8, 2017, I couldn’t help being struck by the fact that Trump’s political hero, President Ronald Reagan, had a very different view of Russia than “The Donald.” It was on March … Read more