Can't resist sharing this photograph. I'm back in Williamsburg, VA this week, where Indian Summer is in full flower. But while the days are warm, the nights are cool, meaning that there's a wonderfully mysterious mist every morning at dawn. I especially like walking through Colonial Williamsburg early in the day, before anyone else is about, and with that mist to soften the edges, you can almost – almost – imagine it's 1770 instead of 2011.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.