Category Archives: History

Charles Richter’s Scale

People like to compare things so we can wrap our minds around difficult concepts and events. For instance, there have long been means of comparing the severity of hurricanes and tornadoes.  If you’ve ever experienced a tremor or a full … Continue reading

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Some Magazine Ads From 1959

I’ve been carefully culling the mildewed, and spoiled contents of the black steamer trunk that was stored in the basement of an old house dad owned. Some of the vintage newspapers and magazines are so contaminated that I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Thoughtlessness

When a person sincerely loves other people, one never truly thinks of duty or responsibility.  Duty and responsibility have been put in place to offset thoughtlessness. When a person strictly conforms to doctrine, economic theory, the “party line”, or social … Continue reading

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An Issue of “American Boy”

I’ve finally opened up the second “time capsule” metal trunk that has been stored in dad’s old basement the past few decades.  It’s more mildewy than the green trunk mentioned in an earlier bluejayblog post. The artifacts are fewer, most … Continue reading

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What About Beards?

I’ve enjoyed a full beard ever since the mid-1970s.  It’s only been completely shaved off a few times since then. The beard not only feels good, it has saved plenty of time, too.  The morning ritual has been shaved down … Continue reading

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Is It Your Karma?

The term “Karma” is fully integrated into modern, western, popular culture.  When something bad or good happens, some people say, it came about because he or she has bad Karma or good Karma. This secular usage of the word “Karma” … Continue reading

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His Final Battle (Review)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been called the greatest President of the 20th Century. People of differing political preferences may disagree or agree with that assessment.  However, the fact remains that the 32nd President of the United States of America was … Continue reading

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