Month: March 2014

A Glimpse Into the Life of Alex Haley, the Author of Roots

It has been 38 years since Alex Haley published Roots in 1976. Michael Eric Dyson summed it up well in the 2006 introduction to the 30th Anniversary Edition of Roots: “Haley’s monumental achievement helped convince

The Rainbow Effect

How is it that one 1881-S Morgan silver dollar can be worth around $1,500, while another coin of nearly the same date and grade combination sold just a few months later for $90? In this

Twelve Years a Slave, One Little Book

And the Oscar goes to…Solomon Northup. Who? Solomon Northup. His is certainly not a household name in current American culture. In fact, Northup has never been a wildly popular or recognizable figure in American history

Collecting Gone Digital: A Guide To Investing in Domain Names

It started for me more than a decade ago.  Like many people, I pondered the various Internet-based businesses I could start and run from my house. I was inspired by the success stories of ordinary people