A bit later in the day than yesterday's picture - the morning mists are gone and the sky's a beautiful blue. Still, though, it does appear that racing to work before opening is much the same in 1770 as it is in 2011 – this young woman was in such a hurry that I doubt she noticed either the sun on the Courthouse or the bright leaves on the tree.
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.