Category Archives: History

Why? Explaining The Holocaust (Review)

When I first noticed Dr. Peter Hayes’ new book displayed on the shelf, I thought, “How come yet another book about the Holocaust?”  Yet, the title caused me to pick it up and to bring it home, anyway. At the beginning … Continue reading

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The Time Capsule

The sturdy green metal trunk has been stashed away in the primitive basement of dad’s oldest house for at least a few decades. Before that, it was in the basement of my childhood home for as long as I can … Continue reading

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Alessandro Volta’s Big Discovery

The power source for many of our modern devices had its humble beginnings due to dissected frog legs. Pavia University Physics professor and student of chemistry, Alessandro Volta was in disagreement with anatomist Luigi Galvani. The two men disagreed over … Continue reading

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A Few Old Family Photos

During the past year or so, I’ve been going through old belongings that had been squirreled away in nooks and crannies of dad’s house.  Perhaps the most interesting, yet melancholy inducing artifacts are a handful of very old photographs. Most … Continue reading

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Time Passages

I start today by solving an arithmetic story problem. It is one that was triggered by a comment on Facebook that said, “Do you realize that on March 11, 1986 it had been a million days since the founding of … Continue reading

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The Soviet Manned Space Program (Review)

I like to browse the used book shelves at the local Goodwill Store.  Most days, I come across mostly old cookbooks, religious titles, novels that never made any top ten lists, and coffee table books.  Once in awhile, I do … Continue reading

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Renaissance Of The Heart

It’s hard to ignore the recent upsurge in disharmony in the United States and Europe during the past few months.  In the US, The Klan, neo-Nazis, religious fundamentalists, and radicalized individuals have become more publicly bold. Police have noted an … Continue reading

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