Fair and Square  By Timothy Spearman

Just to be on the level with those Squares in the Oval Office, no one has yet managed to put Square blocks in round holes. Would that they measuring by degree were made to measure so that installed masonry would square measure for measure. Worshipful masters unfit for Solemn Temples in them reside. Hiram Abif …

Pinkertons Mystery

I find it fascinating that the Pinkerton Detective Agency and later security firm provided security for Honest Abe, but that their guard, John Parker, supposedly abandoned his post outside Lincoln’s balcony box the evening he was shot ostensibly because he was a boozer and hit the local tavern to ply himself with whiskey. Likely story. …