Category Archives: Morality in America: An Historical Overview

PRP12: The Bronco Bomney Blues

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 12 The Bronco Bomney Blues (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) After the contentious election of 2012 was finally over, many of my Christian friends were very, very unhappy at the … Continue reading

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PRP11: Outer Chaos, Inner Peace

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 11 Outer Chaos, Inner Peace (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) Back in 2009, I went to get my hair cut at a local WalMart hair salon in a very small … Continue reading

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PRP10: Back to the Future

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 10 Back to the Future (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) I have been getting newsletters from religious groups about “End Time Prophecy” since 1965, when I was just 18 years … Continue reading

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PRP9: Colonial Hanky-Panky

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 9 Colonial Hanky-Panky (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.)  Sex and the Single Puritan From: LA Times, 8/22/2012 Thomas A Foster Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP’s candidate for U.S. Senate in … Continue reading

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PRP8: Flashy Victorians

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 8 Flashy Victorians (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) If you’ve read a number of Victorian era novels—or seen the movies or TV shows based on them—such as Jane Eyre, Great … Continue reading

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PRP7: The Not-So-Civil War

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 7 The Not-So-Civil War (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) If you are an aficionado of historical documentary films, especially those shown on PBS, you are no doubt familiar with “The … Continue reading

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PRP6: Victorian BareBack Riding

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 6 Victorian BareBack Riding (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) (Be sure in particular to at least read Part 5 of this series, The Great Menken,  before you read this blog … Continue reading

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PRP5: The Great Menken

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 5 The Great Menken (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) My parents both died in 2009, when they were each 87 years old. Dad was an Old School Old Guy, a … Continue reading

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PRP4: Double Trouble

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 4 Double Trouble (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) Most everyone who grew up in the 1970s or earlier is familiar with this gadget. My daughter, born in 1970, had one … Continue reading

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PRP3: A Fair to Remember

Painting a Rosy Past: Part 3 A Fair to Remember (Click here to go to the Introduction to this series.) Although my family had been to and enjoyed Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida several times since shortly after it … Continue reading

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