Snake Oil Salesmen

Long ago, many years before any of us were born, itinerant frontier salesman went from settlement to settlement in covered wagons. Out of the backs of these wagons they sold a wonder medicine known as “snake oil.” It was supposed to be a cure all for everything. As our medical knowledge grew we realized they […]

The New Blue Laws

When Oliver Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England he instituted a series of laws designed to guarantee the purity of his theocracy. It wasn’t enough that he had banished the monarchy and executed Charles I. He had to control the thoughts and actions of Englishmen as well. Called the “Blue Laws” they were designed […]