The Importance of History, Today

A lot of times when people find out that I'm going back to school, the first obvious question is to ask what I'm studying.  When I answer "history," I get a lot of mixed responses, varying between an empathetic "ugh" to follow-up questions like "why?"  I get it.  History can be a dry subject to … Continue reading The Importance of History, Today

Re-Learning History

Throughout my childhood and young adulthood, I was raised in a very religious home.  We went to church at least twice a week, and participation was mandatory rather than encouraged.  I went to a religious school, and had only religious friends - only of a particular type of religion, that is.  Secular music, books, television … Continue reading Re-Learning History