So, if there's a Starbucks at the outlet mall, do they sell all the mistake mochaccinos made by the other stores?
So, if there’s a Starbucks at the outlet mall, do they sell all the mistake mochaccinos made by the other stores?
The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution

I’m reluctant to take one of those DNA tests. Seems like it’ll be much harder to get away with murder.


If you notice a complete reversal of my political views, it’s because I just saw a really compelling meme.


When the Boys Took George Washington Out to Party

When the arguing was done, and copies of the Constitution were being prepared for signing, the boys took George Washington out to celebrate at the nearby City Tavern. Apparently, it was quite a party, and we know this because someone saved the actual bar tab – seriously!

Just some of the items on the bill for “55 Gentlemans” are the following:

  • 54 Bottles of Madera
  • 60 of Claret ditto
  • 8 ditto of Old Stock
  • 22 Bottles of Porter ditto
  • 8 of Cyder ditto
  • 12 ditto Beer
  • 7 Large Bowels of Punch

The bill also includes line items for broken glasses and decanters. Oh, and that list doesn’t include the booze for the musicians — that was itemized separately. Sounds like quite a celebration!

Hope you enjoyed this short excerpt from The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution. It’s full of historically accurate yet entertaining knowledge about the process leading up to the Constitution and the meaning of that old parchment.


Practical Guides Shooting Books Now Available for iBooks Readers

Three-book Series Now Part of the Apple iTunes Store

Practical Guides Shooting Books Series

CHARLESTON, SC, November 1, 2017 – Practical Guides is pleased to announce that their series of guns and shooting books are now available to Apple iBooks e-reader customers through the iTunes store.

Whether readers are considering getting a gun, wanting to improve their shooting skills, carrying concealed, or even reloading ammunition, Practical Guides will get them going quickly and with a bit of fun on the side.

The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting

Using an un-intimidating and delightfully entertaining approach, The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition helps beginning and intermediate shooters learn safety, handgun operation and related concepts including purchasing, range etiquette, and accessorizing. While a valuable resource for readers who have no experience with guns and shooting, the book is also helpful for beginning and intermediate handgun owners.

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

The book aims to help lawfully-armed citizens learn how to carry a concealed weapon safely, effectively, and responsibly while avoiding a dangerous false sense of security.

Now in its third edition, The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry provides an up-close look at over 160 different concealed carry solutions for men and women and leads readers through a dozen different major “styles” of concealed carry methods. Within each category, the book investigates specific holster and gear choices for each, providing readers with valuable review commentary.

The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition teaches the reloading process in an easy-to-understand and safe manner. It ensures that new ammunition reloaders have a solid grasp of the principles, methods, and equipment required to safely reload their own ammunition. Like other Practical Guides, this book is filled with pictures and illustrations to make topics clear and easy to understand.


Tom McHale is a committed learning junkie always seeking a new subject victim. As a lifelong student of whatever grabs his attention on any particular day, he thrives on beating rabbit trails into submission. In between his time as a high-tech marketing executive, restaurant owner, and hamster cosmetology practitioner, he’s published seven books and nearly 1,500 articles. For Tom, learning is only half the fun – the other half is sharing his experiences with readers using his trademark “half-cocked but right on target” style.