Secret History of Big Bend National Park

Interesting link to some of the politics and back door deals that bought about Big Bend National Park. When we visited Big Bend this summer the idea of an international peace park seemed common knowledge throughout Big Bend. Regardless it’s interesting to think about what might have been and what actually happened in the 1930’s. … More Secret History of Big Bend National Park

FW&H Reads the Bible: Genesis – Cain & Abel and Noah’s Ark

Cain and Abel The story of Cain and Abel immediately follows the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden. Eve has a son named Cain who becomes a farmer and then has a second son named Abel who becomes a shepherd. From here things are clear yet also confusing. Cain and Abel present offerings to … More FW&H Reads the Bible: Genesis – Cain & Abel and Noah’s Ark

FW&H Reads the Bible: Genesis – Creation and Eden

Genesis 1 We all know how Genesis begins….”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” It’s probably the most famous start to a story in history and it certainly sets the tone for what this story is going to be. Genesis is the story of creation and “genesis” literally means “origin” in Hebrew. … More FW&H Reads the Bible: Genesis – Creation and Eden

FW&H Reads the Bible

I remember a commercial from the early-2000’s from the Mormon Church. It was a basic religious infomercial but it had an interesting part where they mentioned that by calling a number they would send the viewer a free Bible. More interestingly, the narrator said a sentence that always stuck with me; “What will you say … More FW&H Reads the Bible

Legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss’ favorite pictures

If you read this blog you know I love sports history, particularly college football history. Recently I stumbled on a collection of pictures Walter Iooss selected as his favorite college football photographs on the Players Tribune. Iooss, if you don’t know him, is arguably the best sports photographer in American history and is sometimes referred … More Legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss’ favorite pictures