Category Archives: History

It’s Leif Erikson Day

As more historical facts are uncovered about Christopher Columbus and his forces, he and his holiday have become increasingly controversial. People are rightly outraged at how Columbus and other European explorers and fortune seekers treated the people who already lived … Continue reading

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Forbidden Reading

Many of us see censorship as a challenge to our intellect. To forbid us from seeing or doing something is more like a dare than a warning. This fact is frequently overlooked by religious and political leaders who strive to … Continue reading

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Another Putin Book (Review)

In that it’s good to learn about your enemies, it’s vital to know about a sworn enemy of the United States. That is one of the reasons I have read about Russian President Vladimir Putin. The third book I’ve read … Continue reading

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Being Creative

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not a shrinking violet nor a wallflower. Although he wore a powdered wig and the fussy clothing of his era, Mozart was not a conservative stuffed shirt. Much of his creativity came about from him having … Continue reading

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Happy Grandparents Day

Today we have one of those few holidays that was not dreamed up to sell stuff to us. National Grandparents Day was first promoted by Marian and Joseph McQuade of West Virginia. The couple had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 … Continue reading

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Arrested For Learning

While fact checking a YouTube video last night, I stumbled across a blurb that was more compelling than the original reason for the search. There was only the statement, “90 Negroes arrested for learning”. The isolated tidbit of information was … Continue reading

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Dignity

Dignity is a virtue that shows externally and felt internally. It’s not pomposity nor a fa├žade. We recognize a person with dignity right away. One of the most dignified persons I’ve ever had the privilege to meet was my former … Continue reading

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