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Welcome to Voxing History! I am your host. I have the nickname Vox in my family, a joke about my pedantic habit of producing obscure facts in conversation. I gained the moniker Vox (which means voice) after we watched the movie The Time Machine; in particular the part where Alexander Hartdegen, the protagonist, meets up with the “New York Public Library Informational Kiosk, VOX Registration NY-114”. My wife decided that that character was me – the guy with an answer for everything. Well, I don’t know about that, but the nickname has stuck.

I am a student of history. I love history, but I don’t want to simply collect facts just to hear them rattle around between my ears. My goal in authoring this site is to share my enthusiasm for our vibrant national story with others. I remember my high school American History teacher, Mr. Miles, because he did not just teach history. He was a history buff and he shared history with interesting anecdotes about the subject, not limiting himself to the textbook.

I attempt to both educate and entertain, and thereby hope to infuse in the reader a bit of the excitement I feel about learning history. Enjoy, check out the Terms of Use and please tell me about any inaccuracies you may discover, any thoughts or comments you have or articles you’d like to see. Find articles using the Tag Cloud or the Categories represented in tabs across the top of the page. Thanks for visiting!

  1. March 1st, 2011 at 21:25 | #1

    Outstanding! Like you, history is facinating and enlightening!! Hours will be spent here thumbing through the past!


  2. Vintage Looker
    March 1st, 2011 at 22:08 | #3

    Really enjoy the website. The Greenspan quote is one of my favorites. I especially like the Boston Molasses Disaster and why the #4 on Roman Numeral clocks is the way it is. I had never noticed before! Very informative and fun!

  3. JJ
    March 2nd, 2011 at 08:08 | #5

    Way Cool. I will look forward to reading your ruminating and interesting tidbits on history.
    love JJ

    • March 13th, 2011 at 15:43 | #6

      Thanks JJ – I’m good at ruminating!

  4. Dave B
    March 2nd, 2011 at 19:29 | #7

    Nicely done Mike, lots of interesting stuff in here.

  5. Gary
    March 3rd, 2011 at 01:41 | #9

    Wow! What a great idea! I love the history left out of the history books. It is always more interesting and much more enlightening. And, certainly more entertaining. History is our map to the future. The more history we know, the better prepared we can be for what is to come. And it will be great fun to learn about the obscure things that makes history so rich.

  6. Leanna
    March 3rd, 2011 at 21:53 | #11

    Amazing work on your blog Dad! I have enjoyed it very much so far, and I’m looking forward to your upcomming posts. Keep it up Vox!

  7. Penny Simpson
    March 6th, 2011 at 17:29 | #13

    This is really looking awesome, keep up the good work.

  8. Bill Smyth
    March 9th, 2011 at 13:57 | #15

    Get a haircut!

  9. Peg Link
    March 9th, 2011 at 21:21 | #16

    Always something new and interesting when I come back each time Mike! Well done! Looking forward to my next visit to the past!

  10. March 19th, 2011 at 11:31 | #18

    Excellent, Mike! Your historical knowledge and writing skills are inspiring. It’s obvious you enjoy both. I have just one question: Do you love history more than airplanes or vice versa? Perhaps it’s equally divided. Maybe a blog on airplanes? At any rate, I enjoy your blogging endeavor . . . you make it look so easy. For me, I can’t even see what I’m saying ’cause my tongue’s in front of my eye tooth. You get the picture. Happy Voxing, NY-114.

  11. karen
    April 26th, 2011 at 09:20 | #19

    I always go to the trivia first. Always hoping one of those items will come up in a trivia game at the bar and I will look good. Always hoping….

  12. April 26th, 2011 at 18:50 | #20

    Give me some categories and I’ll do my best to post some relevant trivia!

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