Welcome to Past Tense, a blog devoted to history of all kinds. In my web travels, searching for other history blogs, it seems that most are authored by those who would be considered authorities in the field: teachers, authors, curators, etc. Consider this my disclaimer that I am none of these, at least not in the professional sense. I’m just a guy who happens to enjoy history and has so much free time on his hands that he can spend hours writing a blog about it (the free time part is supposed to be sarcastic, hence the italics). In the past I could at least claim to be an offical student of history, though recently my claim to even that status is nominal at best.
The main purpose of this blog is to share what I do know, but also to learn more about what I don’t. I encourage, even implore for, questions that you may have about any facet of history. American, world, wars, anything you don’t know, but would like to. If I know the answer I’ll share it. If I don’t, I’ll find it. I try to keep it light, injecting humor where appropriate, mostly in an attempt to keep you from just clicking over to Wikipedia to find your answers.
So that’s the scoop. I hope you find whatever it was that brought you here in the first place and if not, please see above disclaimer. Please stop by again, ask questions, leave comments, tell your friends. Believe it or not, history can be fun. Or at least interesting. Yes, let’s stick with interesting. Believe it or not, history can be interesting.