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Live Honestly

I have a confession to make.  When I was still a young adult, my life was a dishonest one.  Oh, I was taught that honesty in life is the best way to live.  In real life, though, I found out … Continue reading

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Who Was Benjamin Banneker?

Benjamin Banneker was an anomaly of the place and times of his life.  He gained some measure of acclaim as an astronomer, author, inventor, mathematician, naturalist, surveyor, and farmer. Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Baltimore County, Maryland … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Are Not Poisonous

Tomatoes are a most misunderstood fruit. Botanically speaking they are a fruit, but legally, in the United States, they are considered to be a vegetable.  Yes, legally a vegetable. In 1883 The US Supreme Court passed this ruling.  Basically, a … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Day

Today, I’ll tiptoe into the controversial topic of “Religious Freedom”.  Religion and freedom to observe a religion or to not observe a religion have been hot-button topics ever since colonial times. In those days, the mother country, England, required a … Continue reading

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USA’s Name

Jorge laughed as he presented me with a thick coin on my birthday a couple of weeks ago. “Now you have something to spend when you decide to go to Mexico. It might be enough to buy you a secondhand birthday … Continue reading

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This Is Waffle Week

Evidently, waffles are much more popular than we imagine.  National Waffle Day is celebrated on August 24th. A more famous waffle holiday is celebrated in Sweden on March 25th called Waffeldagen, which is the one I’ve celebrated for many years. … Continue reading

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Olive Branch Petition Is Signed

“A complaint addressing resentments” is the phrase I used in order to remember the history lesson regarding the Olive Branch Petition. The document, also known as “The Humble Petition” and “The Second Petition to the King” is important to the American … Continue reading

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