For almost twenty-five years I have operated my own business, The Perfect Solution (www.perfsol.net), working as a computer consultant and programmer with WordPerfect (a word processing program). Since I began working with WordPerfect over thirty years ago, I have been, and continue to be, an avid and passionate supporter, although perhaps not as many law firms and businesses utilize WordPerfect these days. October 1, 2013 was my 20-year anniversary.
In early 2013 circumstances required me to begin to re-evaluate both my life and business prospects. It involved a huge chunk of business income (losing a major client) … I had to find a way to replace that income. So, on May 2, 2013 I packed up and moved to Lubbock, Texas to live with my parents to re-group and figure out a way to move forward.
What does all this have to do with History Depot?
I have come to the conclusion that, at this point in my life, I only want to do things I’m absolutely PASSIONATE about. Besides working with WordPerfect and all my great clients, I am passionate about history and ancestry research. So, I have decided to pursue those two things as a second business. The ancestry/genealogy research services I will offer will be basic at first, but I hope to be able at some point to obtain certification and learn how to properly document ancestry research and publish findings.
The name I’ve chosen, “History Depot“, is significant based on the definition of the word “depot“. Think of a depot as a starting (or ending place) on a journey (train, bus). The tagline for History Depot will be “your history journey begins here“. I’ve made some interesting discoveries about my own ancestry, and I hope to be able to help those who want to know about who they are, or why they turned out to look or act the way they do, by finding out more about their ancestral background.
A depot is also a repository. I want the “History Depot Blog” site to be a repository of history. The tagline here is “a little history every day to keep tyranny away“. Over the years, I have become increasingly concerned to see how progressive education systems have twisted and distorted true historical events to fit with some political correct agenda. I hope, through my blog posts, to set the record straight by “re-rewriting history”.
Some blog posts might be provocative, some will be quirky and fun, maybe some unusual or little known historical facts, ghost towns, book reviews and recommendations and more — but hopefully it will be interesting to my readers and we can all become more enlightened and aware of the history that surrounds us. Feel free to contribute to the conversation by sharing your views and comments.
Welcome to the “Diggin’ History Blog”!