People who make history often write a book or two about it. I haven’t made history (who would want that on their conscience anyway?) but I have gotten a chance to see some history, sometimes by chance and sometimes by design. Usually though, I’m not a witness at the center of events but watching from farther back, up in the cheap seats, and so this blog is “the edge of history.” Really, a lot of the history discussed here was a tragic misery for those caught up in it, but I think it’s good for people to write down accounts of their own times, and so here is my attempt at that.