Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Lissa Johnston
117 followers -
Writer. History Nerd. Knowledge Junkie.
Writer. History Nerd. Knowledge Junkie.

117 followers
About
Lissa Johnston's posts

Post has attachment
Flying Colors
On March 2, we Native Texans celebrate Texas Independence Day. On this day in 1836, the Lone Star State had our own version of signing a declaration of independence - not from England, but from Mexico. Our nickname comes from the design of the Texas flag, a...

Post has attachment
Keeping Score: Free E-Book Available With Email Signup
During the 1990s, I logged many hours in the stands and on the sidelines supporting my children as they played organized, competitive sports. I had plenty of other parents and grandparents for company. Often our conversation revolved around how much things ...

Post has attachment
Travel Is Enlightening (But Not Always Light)
Ellis County Courthouse Waxahachie, TX Back home now from a recent visit to Texas. The destination was nothing new. But traveling is always instructive if you pay attention. Some things I learned during my latest sojourn: General travel stuff The flight you...

Post has attachment
**
Ellis County Courthouse Waxahachie, TX Back home now from a recent visit to Texas. The destination was nothing new. But traveling is always instructive if you pay attention. Some things I learned during my latest sojourn: General travel stuff The flight you...

Post has attachment
I enthusiastically, emphatically, unashamedly endorse this article.

Post has shared content
I may not always look forward to it, but if I don't get some kind of exercise and instead spend all day with Butt In Chair, I'm not pleasant to be around.

Post has attachment
Remembrance of Memorial Days Past
Recently I was down the glorious Library of Congress digital collection rabbit hole, looking for something to post relevant to the Memorial Day holiday. Look what I found: It's an illustration from Puck Magazine from Memorial Day 1899. In case you can't rea...

Post has attachment
Ellen Ochoa: Still Leading The Way
Like many who grew up in the 1960s, I'm a huge space nerd and as a by-product also a big sci-fi fan. I'll shell out for just about any sci-fi movie. Watching  The Martian last fall, which BTW was fantastic (but as great as the movie was, of course the book ...

Post has attachment
**
Like many who grew up in the 1960s, I'm a huge space nerd and as a by-product also a big sci-fi fan. I'll shell out for just about any sci-fi movie. Watching  The Martian last fall, which BTW was fantastic (but as great as the movie was, of course the book ...

Post has attachment
Lissa Johnston commented on a post on Blogger.
I had to Google Brixham Bay - how fun - looks lovely! I see on Wiki there is an area nicknamed 'Cowtown' which by coincidence is also the nickname of Fort Worth, Texas which is an easy interstate drive from my home town of Dallas. Would never have guessed a beautiful seaside town would have the same nickname. Learn something new every day.
Wait while more posts are being loaded