Monthly Archives: September 2013

Where was Joe? (Hint: This is a monument to Christian intolerance.)

Back in 1618 a group of Protestant townspeople decided to respond to commands by their Catholic regents by tossing them out of this window.  What happened next is a matter of perspective.  Either they were assisted to the ground by … Continue reading

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Where was Joe this time?

The plan was pretty simple. Attacking from the north and south at the same time, the British would be able to control a waterway and split those pesky New England radicals away from the rest of the colonies. Everything was … Continue reading

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Where was Joe this time?

I remember when this famous statue used to stand in Karl Marx Stadt. But it no longer is there. Where is it now?

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Where was Joe this time?

Hint: this was not on a battlefield, but on a College Campus.  Not in Gettysburg, but in…

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Where was Joe this time?

One night, at about the same time Andy Jackson was whipping red coats near New Orleans, a young woman and her half sister both eloped with a poet, meeting in the dark right here by this grave. One of the … Continue reading

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Where was Joe this time?

On this bridge, some “embattled farmers” looked up and saw that something in their hometown was on fire. In their rush to put out the flames, they ignited something that spun out of control and into what we now call … Continue reading

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Where was Joe this time?

Hint:  In the shadow of a monument to our country’s greatest philosopher, here is the writing on the wall of human history.

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