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Mike Keeler

MIKE KEELER: It May Not Solve All The World’s Problems, But . . .

If the day’s news has got you down, what you need is a jolt of hot sauce.But first, some history. In the 1860’s, Edmund McIlhenny was a wealthy banker...

MIKE KEELER: The Summer Shuffle of Kings, Queens and Jacks Who Were Knaves

OK, summer is underway. You've probably got your vacation dates set in the calendar, the...

MIKE KEELER: Here’s Something That, Sadly, You’ve Heard Before

And you have Daniel Butterfield to blame. He was just a kid from Utica, New York,...

MIKE KEELER: A Genius in 236 Words

OK aspiring writers, this one’s easy. Maybe too easy.Your assignment today is to write a story...

MIKE KEELER: May 1774: The Empire Strikes Back

On May 13, 1774, a large vessel sailed into Boston Harbor. It wasn't a whaler,...

MIKE KEELER: One Big Bottle of DUH

Let us now praise the pandemic.It was poetic that on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day back in April 2020, when the world was...

MIKE KEELER: The Amazing Thing . . .

This past week’s solar eclipse up in the great north woods was pretty amazing, And the moment of totality reminded me of another amazing...

MIKE KEELER: Spring 1774: Intolerable

In the aftermath of the destruction of the Francis Scott Key bridge this past week, folks in Baltimore and throughout the United States can’t...

Mike Keeler: Back in Daylight Spending Time

As we move into Daylight Savings Time, turns out the only thing we’re saving is daylight.Ben Franklin’s original idea was a good one. He...

MIKE KEELER: Who Are We REALLY Celebrating?

On President’s Day weekend, it’s nice to know there are some things we can all agree on.Y’right.George Washington was born on February 11. There’s...

MIKE KEELER: Oh Deer!!

Here in North America, we’re all familiar with white-tailed deer, and we can easily distinguish between a male and a female: the buck has...