August 24th, 2006


Big Brother or Merely Uncle Sam?

This blog is read all over the world, literally. Sometimes people come upon it accidentally while they’re looking for something else, but there is a corps of loyal and constant readers. [Thank you!] And I’m always happy to welcome new or occasional readers. I was rather surprised, however, when recently someone from the United States Department of Justice and the …Continue reading →

The Ancestral Neighborhood

Starting in the 1860s, my great-grandfather Richard William Gines lived at 1540 Ashton St, Shreveport, Louisiana. Although I’ve been to Shreveport, I’ve never been to 1540 Ashton St. Thanks to Mapquest, however, I know that that residence is between Pierre Avenue and Allen Avenue, just a little bit north of I-20 in Shreveport. MapQuest also tells me its a 28 …Continue reading →

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