Unlikely a Lincoln: The Improbable Progeny of Honest Abe | WafflesatNoon.com

Unlikely a Lincoln

Here is another article I wrote for WafflesatNoon.com: “The stories and events surrounding the Lincoln family after the president’s death offer a shadowy aura of mystery and mystique to contrast the whitewashed veneration of his life. From the unusually long … Continue reading

Genealogy Mystery #1: Fayette, Howard County, Missouri – 24 May 1887

Fayette - 1887 - watermarks

I was browsing an antique store today in Waynesville, Missouri, and found this original photograph from 24 May 1887, taken in Fayette, Howard County, Missouri, by Stowe photo studio from 518 Broadway in Hannibal, Missouri. There are 22 people in … Continue reading

Research Results: Can Plants Hear Themselves Being Eaten? | WafflesatNoon.com

Can Plants Hear Themselves Being Eaten

Here is another article I wrote for the ezine Waffles at Noon. “Plants can selectively distinguish between vibrations caused by different external stimuli and react to those which are threatening to the plants’ survival.”  Read “Research Results: Can Plants Hear … Continue reading

American Folklore: Did Betsy Ross Really Create the First American Flag? | WafflesatNoon.com

Betsy Ross

Here is another article I wrote for the ezine Waffles at Noon. Historians have been unable to produce the evidence necessary to remove Betsy Ross from the mythos of American History.  Read “American Folklore: Did Betsy Ross Really Create the … Continue reading

Medieval Medicine: Will a 9th Century Eye Ointment Finally Kill MRSA? | WafflesatNoon.com

Medival Medicine

Here is another article I wrote for the ezine Waffles at Noon.  “Researchers must now refine and obtain FDA approval for a medieval eye ointment recipe which lab tests show is 90% successful at killing MRSA bacteria on the infected tissue of mice.”  Read “Medieval … Continue reading