Thoughts on History Newsletter

By the fall of 2017, I was deep into research for my book A Good Place. As I’d found with writing A Perfect Plan and Rule!, I kept coming across lots of interesting “extra” information that didn’t quite fit into the book. These items are just too intriguing for any dedicated information junkie to ignore (the practice of “pillory” is a good example). Such topics, along with tidbits on language usage, background history and cultural norms, just had to come out somewhere: hence the newsletter.

Thoughts on History is a free PDF  of usually 5-8 pages which I  send out by email more or less quarterly. If you’re not getting the newsletter and would like to, please email me at and I’ll be happy to put you on the list for future mailings. Or, you can see them from this page.

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Thoughts on History Vol II Issue 1 January 2018

Thoughts on History Vol I Issue 1 October 2017