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Fading Away….

Battle lines are fading...

Battle lines are fading…

 

Civil War reenacting is a dying hobby… numbers have declined sharply over the last 20 years- due in part to the recession, but many of the wounds are self inflicted.

 

Serious reenactors are intimidating… and their strict adherence to unquestionable authenticity allows little room for the curious or casual hobbyist.  The ranks are growing grayer, and heftier- and the importance of living history is being brushed aside for selfish “hardcore campaigning.”    Potential recruits are openly discouraged by so-called “hardcores” – self appointed protectors of the lifestyle….. soon to be lost in all the stitch counting.

 

Greater effort is needed to reach out to the next generation of Civil War living historians… There must be an alternative to self-defeating behaviors like stitch counting and labeling- as if our hobby was meant to be exclusive. 

 

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Fading Away….

Battle lines are fading...

Battle lines are fading…

 

Civil War reenacting is a dying hobby… numbers have declined sharply over the last 20 years- due in part to the recession, but many of the wounds are self inflicted.

 

Serious reenactors are intimidating… and their strict adherence to unquestionable authenticity allows little room for the curious or casual hobbyist.  The ranks are growing grayer, and heftier- and the importance of living history is being brushed aside for selfish “hardcore campaigning.”    Potential recruits are openly discouraged by so-called “hardcores” – self appointed protectors of the lifestyle….. soon to be lost in all the stitch counting.

 

Greater effort is needed to reach out to the next generation of Civil War living historians… There must be an alternative to self-defeating behaviors like stitch counting and labeling- as if our hobby was meant to be exclusive. 

 

LRLHuhpWRKe9akUJYx93_EDITreenactors-cirilo-1

 

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Ramblings of an Antiquated Mind

You aren’t required to read on….but how can you resist?

  • Life is short
  • Hunting on a full stomach- only in America
  • No gambling in Gettysburg-now-or ever. 
  • Some things are more important than the free market
  • Save Vicksburg- kill a wild boar
  • US Senator should not be a person’s first elected office….start small, run for dog catcher
  • Someone explain  the usefulness of the 17th amendment
  •  Renaissance Faire people could learn a thing or two from Civil War Reenactors
  • Harvey Levin a journalist- only in America
  • America will not cease to exist if Barack Obama wins a second term
  • Religious groups not comfortable with providing medical insurance should stick with religion
  • Humans are not pack animals…..enough with all the alpha-beta talk
  • Charter schools work
  • James K. Polk is underrated
  • The James Madison Preparatory School presents the third annual Presidents’ Day Banquet- February 16, 2012 630pm

History class can be fun

 

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