March 3, 2016

All in the Valley of Death

We got less than an inch of snow overnight. Mostly it stuck on the grass. It is wet and heavy. I cleaned the walk and tossed some fake salt ice melt onto the drive. The snow won't be around long.

I wish I had something of interest to discuss with you this morning. I don't. Perhaps an interesting event during my travels will be worthy of a blog post tonight or in the morning. Not too interesting though. I don't want to be caught up in a Ferguson riot or a bank robbery. I could be happy to never be in another car crash.

I just started listening to a British history podcast I recently discovered. There are a hundred-plus episodes, each about 30 minutes long. I think I will listen further while I'm in the car today. I have only listened to a couple of episodes, but I like what I hear. The podcast is very much the way I would teach and discuss history if I was a history teacher. Most history curriculums are horrible and the associated textbooks even worse. Frankly, I learned more from Mike Wallace's "Biography" and the "And you were there" series narrated by Walter Cronkite* than I did from any history teacher in elementary, middle, and high school. I taught myself more history than all of those educators combined. That is not a criticism, but fact.

I wish you joy of this Thursday.

*Did you watch these in school?:


4 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Where did you find the podcast? Sounds interesting.

Joe said...

I found it through the podcast app on my iPhone. You should also check out Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast,

You can also go to britishhistorypodcast.com

Joe said...

http://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/

Geez I can't type

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Thanks. And I know the feeling.

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