Crowded Wisdom

by J. Ross Baughman excerpted in part from Angle, his memoir published in 2014.        “I know it when I see it.”        In a slightly different context, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart couldn’t define with words very well what he was seeing, but he was sure of his brain’s response …

Swiss Picture Reporting in August 1571

by J. Ross Baughman an excerpt from Legends Overlooked, his forthcoming book on folktales and Swiss history Storytellers in Medieval Switzerland first crafted a new style that matched colorful pictures with vivid news reports. They carefully saved the comings and goings of shooting stars, floods, war and royalty. These Swiss Chronicles also faced a difficult …