Charlie and I just finished watching Professor John R. Hale’s Great Courses lectures on The Greek and Persian Wars, so I was naturally intrigued when one of my commenters linked to a King Leonidas action figure. We have the graphic novel/movie “300” to thank for…

Too many years ago, now, we drove down to San Antonio. It was a great trip, down the Natchez Trace part of the way, stopping off at Tupelo, Mississippi — Elvis’ birthplace — to see his tiny house, stopping off at Oxford, Mississippi to see…

I’ve been to England twice, in fact: once in 1968 and once in 1991. This is a picture from — OBVS — 1968. MA in England Dig that Carnaby Street hair. So unlike the hair of the actual British people around me. This picture was…

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