Category Archives: History

On Civil Democracy

My friend Jonathan complained that one of his coworkers accused him of being a social justice warrior. Jonathan reflexively snapped back with, “As if that’s a bad thing”. My friend said that he is worried about attempts to roll back … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Art On Leonardo’s Birthday

Without a doubt, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the world’s greatest artists and visionaries. He has been the subject of many essays, books, films, and other intellectual studies. What can I say about him that has not been explained … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Information Day

Today’s commemoration should be thought of in the same light as Independence Day. As a matter of fact, the Freedom of Information Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 4, 1966. So why is March 16th … Continue reading

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Plastic Titanic

The empty hull, decks, cabins and funnels lay in scattered pieces for the beckoning of my commitment to recreate the beauty of the largest oceanliner of its day–the RMS Titanic. The ill-fated vessel is probably the most famous ship of … Continue reading

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Shibboleths

I wrote a lighthearted post about shibboleths back in 2011 that received little notice, so I feel justified in reusing the title for today’s little article. However, this time I’ll use one of the other meanings of the word: “a … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. A day that has been reserved for meditation upon and reflection of the horrific events leading up to and culminating in the genocide that murdered millions of Jews and others in systematic cruelty. Under the … Continue reading

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Kiss A Ginger Day 2022

Today is a red-letter day that brings a grin to red-heads who celebrate it–Kiss a Ginger Day. I have no clue as to why January twelfth was chosen–perhaps it was simply out of ginger-serendipity. If it was up to me, … Continue reading

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