Sunday, July 16, 2017

Still Alive!

I am still around, but mostly I am hanging out on Facebook now.  I still not doing much in the area of gaming, so you are not missing anything anyways.  I have been in two or three games since I ran my RCW game, which were put on by my friend Steve, but I didn't take any pictures, so that is why I never posted anything about them.  Well, that and I am reading a lot (over 50 books this year already!)   I hate to say that I have not looked at anyone else blog for probably over two years.  I feel bad about that, but that is just because of my focus on reading my books and not gaming in general.

I spent two or three months of town on a job in Kansas City area and took two weeks of vacation which I just got back from.  Soon, I will be leaving to work in northwestern Georgia for another three months.  So, my social life is going back to the back burner again.  

On my vacation, I spent ten days on a road trip driving 3595 miles through seven states; Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.  Mostly I was visiting Civil War sites, but I also visited several sites related to Bonnie and Clyde.  I took 1970 pictures (yea, digital!).  Probably half of them are doubles that I got to delete as I normally take extras of something to get a good shot.  I will try to post some stuff up soon, but I will be leaving for Georgia soon.  

I am going to try to be a bit more active on this blog again soon.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

WW1 - American Protection League

March 22, 1917, the American Protection League is created. Private citizens that were to supplement manpower the the US Department of Justice in searching for spies and saboteurs in the US. They were not paid, so had to do their own jobs in addition to conducting investigations on their own time and usually with their own money. Later they use expanded to round up draft dodgers known as "Slackers" at that time. Below is an example of one style of badges and a raid for "Slackers" in New York.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017