Things slow down across the English-speaking Blogosphere during the summer months. Some regular readers seek their entertainment out of doors and away from computer screens, while others who tend to read blogs at work go on vacation - or are fired for misuse of company resources. In my case, a blissful week completely unplugged awaits on Monhegan Island in Maine beginning this Friday, so in the best tradition of network television, Walking the Berkshires will go into reruns. The following posts are selected to reward rereading and offer fresh discovery. Enjoy, or better yet grab your swimsuit and picnic basket and head outdoors. We will resume our regular blogcasts when I'm back from Down East.
Sea Changes More than wind and tide is acting on a familiar shore
Can You Spot the Anachronism? Not only Lee invaded Pennsylvania.
Anthropomorphic Amusements What if Disney did the Civil War as an animated feature with animals?
A Doctor in Wartime: My Grandfather's WWII as a Navy Surgeon with a Marine Air Group
No Nukes or Netcong? A Liberal Family's Dilemma My brief career as a Confederate Yankee in Reagan's America.
All The Pretty Horses Resurrection after the merry-go-round broke down.
A Kiss Without A Beard Is Like An Egg Without Salt Nineteenth-century facial hair on review courtesy of various ancestors
The Mis-placed Bones of William Dawes, With Apologies to Longfellow A bit of patriotic doggerel about the midnight rider they didn't catch.
Are You Alright? What Not to Say to a Sleeping Elephant Self-explanatory, but read it anyway.
That should hold you until I return. Cheers.