I have always been curious about the history of the earth and the people that came before us. Reading books about things, both speculative and factual, that went on in the very lands that we walk has been an ongoing passion.
"I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof?" John Adams in a letter to his wife, upon moving into the White House.