Tag Archives: Daniel Defoe

Happy Arrgust

Happy August to you. Or if you like pirate lore, Happy Arrgust to you. Popular society has long enjoyed making light of some of the worst villains who have ever pestered fair-playing, lawful mercantile traders. We realize that pirates of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

Have you noticed that when something like music or literature is officially banned by a political or religious group that people’s curiosity about it is aroused?  Often, the particular song or book receives its most effective promotion by way of … Continue reading

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