This week’s Echo is not a well-researched exploration of a topic but rather an idea that hit upon me while doing such research. I will apologize in advance because two of the topics touched in this article are not particularly pleasant. The discussion of a somewhat light topic will include brushes with racism and prostitution. Writing history includes writing about the past “warts and all” and while those two topics aren’t central to this discussion they will be mentioned. Nothing I write is intended to be offensive, and I hope this article offends no one.
A few years ago I asked