Originally published on December 21, 2014 During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent muchRead More
NOTE: I am dealing with personal business this week. Because I have no idea what I will be doing, or a timeline, I’m doingRead More
If we follow the letter of the speech, then I must honor St. Crispin’s Day. One of my Clements ancestors was knighted on theRead More
I was going to wax poetic about the new anti-conservative censorship and racism that the left is using to basically doing what they canRead More
First published on September 6, 2016. FYI: My internet service has been down all day. In the mid-1960s, the late Doug Chaffee, a veryRead More
First published on June 18, 2015, the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo “…”In the course of the evening the duke asked myRead More
First published on September 7, 2016 I’ve been saying that the first woman to grace American currency should Lucille Ball, who became the firstRead More
First published on January 15, 2016. NOTE: I consider myself to be a fairly well educated expert on the history of fashion in theRead More
Gaspara Stampa (1523–1554) is considered to have been the greatest woman poet of the Italian Renaissance, and she is regarded by many as theRead More
First published on May 12, 2015. I’ll probably be accused of racism for what I’m about to say. Accusations of racism are now soRead More
One of my favorite topics is trying to locate the earliest known images of Christ. One of the fascinating trends, which is now reflectedRead More
For nearly a year I’ve been spending way too much time on Twitter with a group of people who have absolutely nothing in commonRead More
This was first published on April 16, 2015 This is what we have to work with. Note that I am only using ‘classical’ WesternRead More
First published on April 15, 2015. People much wiser than am I have said that you can use the Bible to prove anything. YouRead More
First published on March 7, 2014 Jerry Boykin’s homo-erotic musings about Jesus of Nazareth include what sort of gun he would use. Of course,Read More
First published on January 18, 2015. I am fascinated by the history of fashion. What people wear and wore is more than couture, itRead More
First published on November 21, 2013. Nothing annoys me more than historical ignorance being spouted as fact, lapped up by an equally ignorant audience.Read More
First published on April 12,2017 I consider myself a historian. As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists. I detest peopleRead More
First published on April 12, 2017. I consider myself a historian. As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists. I detestRead More
“…At least science is helping us make progress, right? Science is sold to us as an almost holy, objective pursuit: a pure endeavor, aRead More
Anyone who knows me knows my backstory. When I was in the third grade I was molested by the principal of the elementary schoolRead More
Pink Flamingo ‘rerun’ week continues… This is from March 18, 2014. Did you know that the dastardly, ungodly Big Bang Theory was developed byRead More
Let’s be honest here. The last thing any Boomer wants is to get stuck with our grandmother’s tacky French Provencal furniture. You know theRead More
Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. There is a classicRead More
Performance art is performance art. It is designed to be edgy, outrageous, and bazaar, primarily because the so-called performance artist is not actually anRead More
Revisionist historians are at the top of the list of things that frosts The Pink Flamingo’s cookies, even more so than Democrats.
The Pink Flamingo owes King Hal and St. Crispin an apology. I forgot. St. Crispin’s Day is October 25. I blew it.
I always try to remember St. Crispin’s Day because I had an Clements ancestor (I share with Sam, Mannen, Jep, and Wes Hardin) who was knighted that day, by Henry, for saving his life!
The usual Henry Haters are at it again. Anne Curry, who has made a career out of damning Henry V, says the French did not have all that many troops, and the lopsided battle was all a lie.
Fortunately, cooler heads prevail.Read More
While I was gagging while listening to yet another revelation of allegations of groping, something dawned on me. Donald Trump is at the beginningRead More
Do you remember the Incorybles and the Merveilleuses? Of course not, unless you are a student of the French Revolution, Regency and Imperial fashion,Read More
James Tiberius Kirk (the original) See #2 below – Faith of the Heart – every dream of the future Being able to grow upRead More