Happy Birthday to Rome

Happy Birthday to Rome

Even after 2774 years!! So why celebrate Rome? Why not. After all, that time period really did give the world so much. And you ask….and what is that? Let’s take a basic look at just what Rome has given us. It started much like the American pioneer, the first peoples...
I’VE BEEN HERE.  “CAHOKIA MOUNDS”

I’VE BEEN HERE. “CAHOKIA MOUNDS”

And it’s not in Missouri but in Illinois just across the river from St. Louis. There REALLY used to be a racetrack there and a civilization that existed up to the arrival of Columbus. Okay okay…it’s not Roman but it’s just as grand. And there is a museum now...
Trucking 101

Trucking 101

Where would we be without truckers? We do not even want to consider that idea. Just take a scan around your house, the room you are in, and what you are wearing. Yep, that came on an 18-wheeler to the store you bought it or to you directly. They keep us functioning,...
Christmas and Saturnalia

Christmas and Saturnalia

Well, the shepherds were not likely out in the fields watching sheep on December 25. That may be true. But when the Christians were presenting the religion to the Romans, they adopted Saturnalia as the day to honor the birth of Christ.  Why Saturnalia? It was the...