"The experience, the experience. Haven't you learned?"
Profane didn't have to think long. "No," he said, "offhand I'd say I haven't learned a goddamn thing."

Thomas Pynchon - V.
family history

My family genealogy going back to the late 1700s in eastern Pennsylvania

Civil War letters

Letters written by my great-great uncle while serving in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

my blog

Reflections from a connoisseur of human folly