Ben H English and siblings - On the Steps of the State Capitol in Austin, TX

A long-time student of history, Ben firmly believes that those who do not know theirs are doomed to make the same mistakes as have been made before. The lack of knowing one’s history, be it personal, familial, cultural or societal, is appalling at present in regards to a sizeable number of our nation’s citizenry. Much of what Ben writes about uses documented history as a backdrop to not only entertain the reader, but also to illustrate how the understanding of one’s past can often point the way in one’s future. Moreover, he hopes that his musings might lead his readers to do their own research on the subjects on which he writes about.

Knowledge is power.