Category Archives: Bascom Affair
We went out to Fort Bowie for the Centennial of the U.S. Park Service. B Troop was there and we hiked in and around the fort. Fort Bowie was founded in 1862 by the California Column and name for one … Continue reading
One of those things that troubles me is how historians handle culture. All too often culture becomes a sort of deus ex machina, God from the machine. Medieval playwrights would write themselves into a corner. To solve the problem God … Continue reading
The historian’s primary tools are logic and primary sources. Hang on to both. One of my favorite logical fallacies is: Post hoc ergo propter hoc. It happened first therefore it must be the cause. The sun rose in the sky … Continue reading
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, I did a radio interview with Emil Franzi on Voices of the West, a great guy and a great show. Here’s the podcast of the interview: Doug on Voices of the West.
We spread a map flat on a table top and look at the world as though it were uniform. Mountains, canyons, rivers, swamps and hills disappear becoming all the same. And yet we know it’s not so. We know the … Continue reading