July 22, 2024

Hankering for History

Hanker: To have a strong, often restless desire, in this case for–you guessed it–history!

About Us

Me and the missis

I like suits almost as much as I love history. Now, I am no Barney Stinson,ย but I don’t look too shabby in a suit. I am currently sporting a new Calvin Klein, and it fits like a glove! I married my best friend, Kristen, in July of 2008.

I work at one of the coolest places on the planet, Imperial Security, as the Billing Manager. I’ve had numerous jobs since my start here in 2007, and I love it here!


Ugh, school. I have been in and out of school, but more so in, as of late. Starting as a history major, then venturing into the fields of hotel and resort management, marketing, criminal justice, management information systems, and information technology; I now have decided on what I will do. What I always wanted to do was history–and that will allow me to graduate the quickest–so that is what I will do! I don’t know what I will do, but it will be in history. Of course it doesn’t hurt that history also makes me the happiest!

Until I reach the high rank ofย Historian and can influence the world, please allow my website to teach you the little that I do know about history.

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43 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Grant,
    I studied history at Marist College graduating in 1967, a long time ago. Bruce Catton’s trilogy was just a passing interest. I’ve reread it, and many other Civil War Books since my interest in playing, singing and listening to Bluegrass. I run a coffee company kmocoffee.com if you are interested. And I have quite a few domain names associated with coffee. I need history’s of the countries of origin (of coffee). Stay the course. 1862 was nice piece.

  2. Hi Grant. Interesting site you have here. I’ve always had an interest in Lincoln and the Civil War, even though I’m Australian. Also, thanks for becoming my 500th follower.

  3. Thanks for visiting Gunsmoke and Knitting – and for the history lessons!

    1. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. I love everything about the past, and I think it is very important to understand where we have been to know where we should go. I use History to help shape my political views and ideas. Keep up the work, nice blog!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog, Grant. I, too, am a serious Civil War buff. I’ve studied it for decades, I’ve “stomped” numerous battlefields and at age forty thereabouts, a childhood dream was fulfilled. A friend and I visited Gettysburg and I got to walk Pickett’s Charge like my Alabama ancestors did. It was a moving experience for me, especially so as I imagined what they must have felt as they marched into the mouth of Union cannon. Though Lee, Jackson and Cleburne are my three favorite Confederate commanders, I also have favorites in Union ranks. They are Grant and Farragut, and I sorta like Sherman, too. I enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading it again!

  5. Thanks for dropping by my site about WW2. I am no historian but have really enjoyed the challenge and investigations involved in putting my step-father’s journal, pictures, and other souvenirs in context. And I love to learn from those who know more. Thanks again.

  6. Thanks for liking my blogged poem about Auschwitz. I’m a History graduate too and although British, studied some American history especially the period from the end of the War of Independence to Reconstruction. On my one visit to the States I was able to visit the battle sites at Shiloh, Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain.

  7. Grant, thanks for stopping by my blog so I could check out yours. I love history too. One of my favorite sayings is “if we do not learn from our past we are doomed to repeat it” and that is why I have to bring up history again and again to remind people to be careful where we are treading, we have been here before and it didn’t work the first time….

    The awful thing about how history is being taught in public schools this day is that the US public education system is based on the decisions from one southern states school board. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/jun/21/how-texas-inflicts-bad-textbooks-on-us/

    Keep up the good work.


    1. Suits, eh? How refreshing in this age of grubby cargo shorts and ubiquitous tee-shirts. Thanks for the visit to bluejayblog.

    2. Wow….I found this article a little (for lack of a better word) disturbing. It is crazy that such a small group of individuals controls the power to “rewrite” history.

    3. History is essentially, past records. Records of thoughts and events, experience and lessons that every generation should learn from. History’s body enlarges with every passing day and those to make it, control it or report it play huge role in just how much understanding humanity has of the critical lessons we should have in our hearts and minds.
      It is truly a huge responsibility for every generation to make sure we know history’s critical lessons so as to not allow humanity to suffer at the hands of evil men among us and be placed under the tyranny of the state.
      Thank you Grant, for stopping by my blog and for liking my new post: The Preamble – From Beyond the Grave.
      There is so much suppression of the good stuff by the MSM and by our government “school” system that we will indeed be lucky to turn the U.S. back to the high ground of liberty but I am more encouraged today than ever before. We must keep the internet free from control and censorship as we again explore the deeper recesses of our most important history lessons.

  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog! You should have commented! ItS rare that I post about history but I’m always aware of it. As for your blog, all I have to say is “Everybody crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man” ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks for the like on my blog. Since I love history I will read often. The little I have seen looks pretty good..

    1. Saw that you stopped by my blog. Thanks for the visit! Glad to see another student of history out there. I’ll be back from time to time just to keep you straight! (jk ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Thanks Hank for checking out my blog too. History is a common tread for so many of us and let us keep putting out these small lessons. Keep them coming Hank

  10. Thank you for visiting my site! May I ask where you go to school to study and for what degree? I graduated with my historical studies degree from Stockton which is totally unique in its basis of affirming history as seen in one or more themes of power, identity, nature, and belief. I am always curious to see how other higher education institutions approach history!

    1. I am a History major at the University of Memphis, but I am not far enough in the program to tell you anything specific concerning its overall approach. Most of my historical knowledge is self-taught and using my own investigative skills. I don’t know if you saw it, but I commented on one of your post that I would love to end up at Penn or Yale, at some point…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. It was kind of you to read my blog. The majority of history that I know has occurred during my lifetime. I suppose I have also been exposed to other events and times through my grandparents and uncles. As much as I would like to believe that those that do not study history are doomed to repeat it, I find it easier to accept that those that ignore history for personal gain intentionally repeat it. Good luck with your studies.

  12. Except back in the Dark Ages when I went there, it was still called Memphis State University. They changed the name without consulting me ๐Ÿ™‚ But yeah–Go Tigers!

  13. Hey Hankering, thanks for the ‘like’ and what a treat that it got me here. This is a wonderful resource – how do you have time to work, live a life AND do you research and posts? Terrific stuff.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I can only accomplish it because of: excellent time management (took me a while to get it just right), lots of EARLY mornings and LATE nights, and a loving, understanding wife ๐Ÿ™‚ (she likes seeing me happy, and blogging makes me happy)!

  14. Thank you for visiting my website, I subscribed to your posts as there are lots of great articles here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hi Grant, thanks for visiting my blog. Although I haven’t studied history in depth per se, I do enjoy historical anecdotes, stories and the like. Will be checking out your blog in future. Best, Rashelle

  16. Thanks very much for stopping by my blog. I am writing about journalism, Iran, Israel, women, and the US policy in the Middle East. I hope to see you again. cheers, spj

  17. I would not do this subject justice….. and would love to see you run with it…
    Basically it is the myth of morality… Seems I’ve read that in 19th century US, many if not most brides were pregnant at the altar, and that the % did not go down until after introduction of the sexual revolution and the pill in the 60s…

  18. Grant: Absolutely love what you’re doing here! Your blog is a true-to-form masterpiece! The array of subject material makes for a lovely break away from everything. Thank you for subscribing to my blog…The Contemplative Thinker, and please believe that I have read everything you have stated even just ‘liking’ an article is beyond what I expect.

    This certainly is not the proper place for academic advice; however, if your question regarding which History course to take I would be more than happy to assist in any way that I could. If you have read my bio page or not — I am one of those multiple degree holders –a.k.a. lifelong students. It happens that one of my latter degrees is in History with emphasis in Colonial America. Let me know if you’d like some feedback and I’ll do it by email. Cheers!


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