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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: A Little Medicine For These Troubled Times

There is only one sport played by people that wasn’t invented by humans. That sport is called Tewaaraton, and the people who play it...

MIKE KEELER: Some Surprising History Behind America’s Thanksgiving Bird

We head to Thanksgiving.But first! Let's head back to France, and the year 913. At that time, the country was ruled by a king...

MIKE KEELER: We Have No Idea Where The Road Will Lead . . .

OK, we’re past Halloween and into November, so NOW you’re allowed to start thinking about the holidays. And you’re probably short of gifting ideas....

MIKE KEELER: Good Gourd!

OK, we’re coming up on Halloween. Time to head to the nursery and buy some harvest decorations. And a good time to weigh in...

MIKE KEELER: A … Maze … Ing … Or Not!

One of the great things about the Internet is that marketing claims don't have to be defensible. For example, just google up the phrase,...

MIKE KEELER: Attention Paraskevidekatriaphobiacs: It’s Worse Than You Think . . .

As I alluded to last week, the Gregorian calendar was first rolled out in 1582, and was fully adopted by Europe in 1752. In...