Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bad deeds from bad seed

Previously on Acton Books:- Doc Davison of Hawesville, Kentucky took involvement in local government too far when he broke into jail to kill an opponent. Still free and harbouring a grudge against another prominent citizen of his little town in … Continue reading

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America’s first suicide bomber

It’s going to be an intriguing story when the 1860 news report from the Ohio River port town of Hawesville, Kentucky begins “Dr H.A. Davison, it will be remembered, was one of the persons who entered the jail and shot Thomas … Continue reading

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Nor any drop to drink

A day does not pass when you do not encounter a millennial drunkard. There he is, shamelessly clutching a container of liquid in public; there she goes, sucking on her bottle in plain sight. They are the water drinkers. They … Continue reading

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Just a graze…

Once upon a time the uncertainty and certainty of death hung over everybody, everywhere, all the time, as this brief report from the London Evening Standard in 1840 shows…

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“colors are the smiles of nature.” – leigh hunt

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
– great news – there are now officially two words that rhyme with purple. hirple, meaning “to limp” or “walk awkwardly,” and curple, an old Scots word for the hindquarters…

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