Category Archives: History

Happy Arrr-gust

Are there any other violent criminals more romantically and¬†favorably depicted as pirates? ¬†It seems odd to celebrate armed robbery on the high seas. Piracy at sea is a violent crime that is classified as a capital offense by most nations. … Continue reading

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Vintage Car Paraphernalia

There are several bits and pieces of vintage and antique printings squirreled away in my home that I’ve forgotten about. While searching for a book in my old steamer trunk, I stumbled across a large thin fragile grey envelope. It … Continue reading

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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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To Protect The Social Contract

Today is arguably the most important Federal Holiday of the United States. The commemoration is usually overshadowed by the celebratory elements like parades, speechifying, and fireworks. In fact, many of us just think of today as the Fourth of July. … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

Whenever Canada appears during my nostalgic mental meanderings, I feel a happy smile stretch across my face. This is because Canada is in my top two countries to live on Earth list. As a U.S. citizen, I’m obliged to pick … Continue reading

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Asteroid Day

If nuclear proliferation or global climate change don’t wipe out sentient life on Earth, an errant asteroid might do so. That was my thought when I stumbled across the reminder that June 30th is International Asteroid Day. Most of us … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Marriage Equality

We are approaching the third anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Ruling in favor of marriage equality. The court held that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution requires a State to license a marriage between two people of … Continue reading

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