Blog: Past, Present and Future Thoughts

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    Thomas Jefferson and Cryptocurrency

    May 23, 2022

    What might the guy who invented our currency say about today’s world of cryptocurrency and DeFi (Distributed Finance)? A bit of history Thomas Jefferson (you know, one of the guys who signed the Declaration of Independence) was a smart guy and was thinking about the monetary system for this new country, the United States of […]


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    Knute Rockne and the DC-3

    May 31, 2022

    Here is this week’s mini-history for you education and entertainement. I hope you find it useful. A crash The Transcontinental and Western Air flight was a Fokker F.10 Trimotor enroute from Kansas City to Los Angeles on March 31, 1931. On the first leg of the flight to Wichita, the airplane crashed and all eight on board died, […]


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    Japan/Manchuria :: Russia/Ukraine

    May 15, 2022

    I was re-reading Barbara Tuchman’s 1981 book Practicing History and came across an article she wrote for Foreign Affairs, in 1936. It was entitled “Japan: A Clinical Note.” It smacks of today’s news. Historical context Japan invaded Manchuria on September 19, 1931. They established a puppet state, called Manchukuo, and occupied it until the end […]