Monthly Archives: February 2021

Commentaries

I have added a new section on commentaries. The site has links to essays on a variety of topics. I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.

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Counties Named After New Englanders

Ebenezer Allen was not the only New Englander to make his mark in Texas. The contributions and importance of these immigrants are immediately evident in the names of counties in the Lone Star State. Of the 253 Texas counties, ten … Continue reading

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Got Electricity? – How About an EBook?

I ask the question because for much of the past week (February 14 to February 20) some Texans have been without power, clean water, and natural gas. As we thaw out, we are confronted with broken pipes, water damage, and … Continue reading

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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman is a biographical film based on the book The Surgeon of Crowthorne or The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. The movie is about Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson), who became director of an Oxford University Press project in 1879, The New English Dictionary … Continue reading

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