Category Archives: History

Some Factoids About My Home State

This morning I replaced the batteries in the house’s thermostat as a safeguard to be sure the HVAC brings heat when needed. (Whoever thought it was a good idea to have battery powered, basic thermostats should have their heads examined.) … Continue reading

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Regarding Conflict

“Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.”–Brad Pitt Happiness is a fleeting state of mind because it comes about as the product of purpose, function, and conflict. If we search for happiness only for happiness’ sake, we … Continue reading

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Remembering The Holocaust

In the presence of oppression and tyranny, by not speaking out, we lose our innocence and morality. At no time in history was this statement more true than during the nightmare of the Holocaust. “The sad and horrible conclusion is … Continue reading

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Pondering Unity

“Where there is unity, there is always victory.”–Ancient Roman writer, Publilius Syrus We generally assume that unity is a social virtue that is used to build a better society, achieve social justice, and benefit humanity. We hear a stirring speech … Continue reading

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It’s MLK Day!

When we think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior, passion and power come to mind. He was a tireless promoter of treating everyone fairly. Passion is what motivated him to continue in the face of strong, mainstream opposition. King’s energetic … Continue reading

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I Just Discovered More Postcards

My father was a prolific pack-rat, but he was not a hoarder in the popular sense of the word. When he wasn’t designing and building bridges and highways, he was collecting antiques and vintage stuff to sell. He actually sold … Continue reading

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Pondering Character

I heard the comparison during a late night interview shows on a network radio station back in the day. It may have been with Larry King or one of the other big-name broadcast journalists of the early 1980s. The interviewer’s … Continue reading

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