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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,...

Welcome To The Most Conflicted Holiday on The Calendar

The trouble starts with the very name of the thing, to wit, there never was an explorer named Christopher Columbus. He may have been...

MIKE KEELER: “Lorem Ipsum Doler Sit Amet”

This morning’s blog isn’t finished, it’s just a draft. If it were final, it wouldn’t contain the well-known phrase, "lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,...

MIKE KEELER: It’s Time To Get Your Hex On

At 2:50 AM EDT on September 22nd we crossed the Autumnal Equinox and headed into increasing darkness. If you listen carefully, you can probably...

MIKE KEELER: And You Thought It Was Just A Twinkie . . .

Okay, listen up, cupcakes, here’s a case study on the power of branding.Way back in 1849, a small bakery opened on Broome Street in...

MIKE KEELER: A Short Primer in Technology 101

The story starts in 1948, when some engineering students at Drexel named Bernard Silver and Norman Woodland overheard their dean talking to the president...

MIKE KEELER: Aww, C’mon Y’all . . .

At a humble sandwich counter at a fishing pier in coastal Carolina, the following conversation takes place:“Can I help you?”“Yes, two BLT’s please.”“Bread?”“Both on...