The leaders of the Confederate States of America were running for their lives 154 years ago this week.
It’s so easy, you don’t even think about it. You go to your favorite supermarket, compare items on the shelves, take the ones you want, pay for them, and leave.
This column is, admittedly, different than most. Blame progress. I don’t like “new & improved” anything; I’m a fan of “old & worse.” Which is how we wound up with today’s topic.
Of the many sad stories scattered throughout history, few are sadder than the tale of the Romanovs.
Every so often, history offers a story that’s so improbable there’s no way it could be true. Yet once in the proverbial blue moon, one defies the odds and turns out to have really happened.