17 things people don’t know about Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in the USA

I “knew” that Lincoln freed the slaves. These freed people were given rights as citizens by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, and the right to vote by the 15th Amendment. Neat and clean, right? So why are there still problems 100-and-some-odd years later? I decided to do some research. This is not an exhaustive … More 17 things people don’t know about Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in the USA

Inflation 101 – The Federal Reserve System and What 1913 Means to You

Once upon a time in America, gold and silver were used as currency. There was also a lot of bartering: “I’ll trade you 2 loaves of bread for a chicken” type-stuff. It is difficult to carry around large quantities of gold or silver. So paper money was invented to be used as a substitute for … More Inflation 101 – The Federal Reserve System and What 1913 Means to You

Mom will be Unplugged Today, so I am filling in — Love Bailey

Mom is working on her blog about the Federal Reserve. She has been mumbling under her breath a lot. She is fact-checking and looking for pictures. And mumbling under her breath. A lot. What is the Creature from Jekyll Island, Mom? I never heard of that. It sounds scary! Don’t worry Mom! I’ll protect you! … More Mom will be Unplugged Today, so I am filling in — Love Bailey

Daily Prompt: Can we please take the deck of race cards off the table?

If I had all the time in the world to throw myself behind a cause, it would be to stop the race baiting being done in this country. I know things are not perfect, but there are advances and mistakes on both sides. For the record, yes, I am white. Let me tell you of … More Daily Prompt: Can we please take the deck of race cards off the table?

Saratoga Battle Field

“We fought the Bloody British in a town called…..” Saratoga. One of the most important battles of the American Revolution was fought on the Saratoga Battle ground.  Thanks to Teddy Roosevelt, this battle ground is a National Park, and hopefully will NEVER be messed with. I was there on the 3rd of July. I didn’t … More Saratoga Battle Field