Did you know George Washington was born on February 11, 1732, and February 22, 1732?
“For Your Consideration,” highlights interesting items that will have people at the office water cooler talking about something other than politics and football.
How do you lose an election to a dead man? Did you know that the longest-serving member in the U.S. House of Representatives Donald Young of Alaska lost a congressional election to a dead man?
Did you know the stolen base originated because someone questioned authority?
Did you know baseball stadiums used to be constructed so that the pitcher was pitching from east to west.
Did you know the first time Major League Baseball committed the unforgivable sin of starting a baseball season in March (instead of April, as the baseball gods had always decreed it)
Did you know there was a “priest’s hole” in many an old English manor house so that outlaw priests could escape undetected when the authorities came in search of them?
In my novel And Lead Us Not, President Wally Zeringue proposes many provocative policies, among them, that members of Congress be housed in barracks.
Did you know there was one year that was longer than all the others in recorded history? It’s true. The year was 46 B.C., and it was 445 days long!
Last season I produced a handful of podcasts (“pilot episodes,” I called them) under the name of Bayou-Picayune. With this, the start of my second season, I plan on featuring a Bayou-Picayune podcast every Tuesday and Thursday.
Horatio, I simply don’t agree with you. In this case, I happen to agree with Shakespeare when he said, “There’s more to heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Let me give you an example:
Right now you’re probably asking yourself: “Why Bayou Picayune? Why would David Pierson call his podcast channel Bayou Picayune? After all, his first book was Bayou Da Vinci.”