Author Archives: Meg Groeling
Writers and Historians, lend me your ears—and maybe your fingers. There are times when you will have a harebrained idea that just begs to be researched and written up. You know it is silly. You know it isn’t even provable … Continue reading
Sometimes things just fall into our laps, and sometimes we have to break down walls just for the chance to be turned away. This opportunity is one of the former, and a beautiful opportunity it is!
Reprinted from July 2, 2012: The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival . . . It ought to … Continue reading
As I grind through sourcing First Fallen this summer, which is insanely frustrating at times, I had to decide just what I could go dig into myself and what I might–yes–here it comes . . . need to hire a … Continue reading
Many of our writers at ECW are also fathers. Our love and support goes out to them today (and every day) as they toil to tell the stories of other fathers, other children, other times.
While doing some research for another topic entirely, I came across a piece of glass that is, frankly, amazing. It is a demi-lune presentation, and can be found in the Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, … Continue reading
My Spring Break starts today. It isn’t politically correct to say “Easter” any more, so “Spring” will have to suffice. I thought a short column on Easter and the Civil War might be interesting, but it turns out Easter was … Continue reading
I could hardly wait for it! One of my favorite historical happenings was getting its own hour in prime time on CNN’s The Race To the White House, and I thought, “About time, too!” There is simply no more interesting, … Continue reading