Fun Fact: Elias Hasket Derby

Elias Hasket Derby was a merchant of mostly privateer ships in colonial America. He had scored big prizes during the American Revolution and actually became the richest man in America at one point in time. One of his ships was the first of New England to trade with China.

Things I Like: Hocus Pocus 2 (2022 Film)

I saw the original Hocus Pocus shortly after Disney+ came out and I was able to watch it. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the film, and I can see why it originally failed to impress critics back in the day. Thanks to reruns on TV, the movie got a quite considerable fan base for…

Fun Fact: Benjamin Franklin’s Gift to Boston and Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin left a small fortune to both Boston and Philadelphia to help the young people of those cities. To be more precise, the young people in 200 years time. The money had grown to several million dollars by the time it could be withdrawn.