The US government pays millions of dollars in extra taxes because of bad grammar. Rappers use commas to prove copyright infringement. Strippers get into the action at a Texas high school. Even Tom Selleck’s mustache makes an appearance. Continue reading “10 controversies caused by commas”
One hundred years ago, the only known Mormon to have kept a diary while serving in World War I recorded his first entry.
“One can never tell what the morrow will bring and the record of the few weeks I have been in the army might interest some one,” wrote Nels Anderson on June 9, 1918, five months before World War I would end on Nov. 11, 1918.
I recently had the privilege to interview Benjamin E. Park. He is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston University and is working as a visiting fellow with the Maxwell Institute. Park is the author of “American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833,” and is researching the political culture of Navuoo, Illinois, in the 1840s.
Gary Bergera is managing director of the Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City, and editor of “Confessions of A Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1999.”
I recently had the privilege to interview Donald G. Godfrey. He is the author of “In Their Footsteps: Mormon Pioneers of Faith.”