Posts in the Category: Americana

Judging a Man by His Apples

Posted in - Americana & Character & Virtues & Work on May 25th 2016 1 Comments RG_1380006_Board_of_Agriculture_Glass_Negative_Collection

“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.” – Henry David Thoreau, American Poet, Philosopher, & Critic, 1817-1862

There was a time when men judged each other based on the virtues apparent in their workmanship. A man who is patience, thoughtful, …

Captains of Industry: Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft

Posted in - Americana & Captains of Industry & Patriotism & Virtues & Work on February 15th 2016 2 Comments Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft

There has certainly been an upwards trend in handcrafted, American made goods. The return of the artisan man, the shop owner, the leather worker has come about at a most unexpected time. Industrialization has become so commonplace that true craftsmanship is now a novelty, and perhaps more appreciated than it was during the …

How to Make Acorn Coffee

Posted in - Americana & Recipes & Survival on October 7th 2015 2 Comments How to Make Acorn Coffee

Take a moment to imagine with me. You are a Civil War soldier. You’ve been marching for days, having left one battlefield and on your way to the next. You’re cold, tired, and emotionally beat. When you finally stop and setup camp, you sit and talk with your brothers in arms, little about …

The Manly History of Coffee: Part 2 – The 20th Century to Today

Posted in - Americana & Guest Post & Knowledge on August 14th 2015 1 Comments The Manly History of Coffee Part Two_Fotor

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1841-1935

The following article is a guest post from Erik Hill. Read the …

TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies

Posted in - Americana & Character & Patriotism & TRThursday on August 6th 2015 2 Comments TRThursday

As I sit here writing the final article in our wonderful #TRThursday series, I find myself a bit emotional thinking about the man, Roosevelt, his last many adventures, his death, and the impact that such a character has had on history. Many, including myself, will chide his presidency as being one of progressive policies that altered …