SURROUNDING GLASGOW Glasgow, Kentucky. How to reach this hidden oasis? I recommend this route for your driving pleasure, riding down Highway 31 East in Central Kentucky. So get off Interstate Highway 65 at Elizabethtown and take the Lincoln Parkway [Highway 61] down to Hodgenville. Then turn south, at that famous city square with the statue [...]
Songs from our new musical, "Jubilee Barndance" (Wann and Van Stockum, Jr.), and a short essay entitled, "Horsefly" from my new journey book, "Surrounding Mammoth Cave!" Sung and read at the Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers at Penn's Store, Saturday, July 18, 2021. http://www.vanstockum.blog
SURROUNDING BRANDENBURG Meade County, Kentucky is like a pirate's treasure. A golden chest of hidden history clothed in science and culture, and lying within the ancient coastline of its miles of Ohio River frontage. The Promised Land drawing buffalo and people to that defining border's stopping point. Three hundred and twenty-five square miles. That's a [...]
Praise for Mister Doctor Henning
Reginald Bareham, Tommy Kodak, Will Husband and Lewis Mathis at the Lewis Mathis 6th Street Live Derby Celebration in Shelbyville, Kentucky, on May 7, 2011.
LITHIUM, THE THIRD ROCK FROM NOTHING! "In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth" [Genesis 1, KJV]. But what is that stuff made of? Well, to start from nothing, at least in this Godly firmament, you need the guide that science provides. The Periodic Table. And that is where lithium fits in. For [...]
BATHSHEBA, ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S GRANDMOTHER One of them. Lucy Hanks, from Virginia, is the other [more on her family later]. Bathsheba Herring Lincoln was the wife of our Abe's grandfather. He was killed in Kentucky by Native Americans in 1786. Abraham, father of Thomas, and father of our Abraham. Bathsheba, like the biblical mother of King [...]
THE OTHER ABE AND HIS SON MORDECAI History lies just down the road. The turnpike of rolling time that runs right through your own lifeline. The one right there in front of your door. In my case, it is Shelbyville Road, originally cut by Squire Boone [Daniel's brother] in the late 1700s. An escape route [...]
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S RELIGION So many of us want to believe that the great man thought as we do. That Washington believed in the same things as you. A belief system of one who was a family man, a farmer, a great military leader, and our first President. A role model. And one lifted up [...]
Realism Finds its Way!