The Night Watchman

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the desert. Congress said, “Someone could steal from it at night.” So they hired a night watchman to watch it. Then Congress said, “The watchman can’t do his…

On This Date

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to April’s breezes unfurled, here once the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot heard round the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The battle of Concord Bridge was fought on this…

I Am A Gun

I am a gun. I have challenged the waves and crossed a vast, unforgiving sea. I have landed on these shores. I am held by the pilgrim, the pioneer, and the trail blazer. I have brought civilization to a barren…