Category Archives: History

The Age of Robots

I confess to being a sci-fi addict ever since as a young boy I first read Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Since then, much of the fantasy has become reality, along with other science fiction themes we now … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

There was a time, no more than a few generations ago, when the concept of death was not as far removed from American lives as it has become today. It was a time when family members died at home instead … Continue reading

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How History Works

This is the last Poetry Monday of 2020. Like me, I suspect most of you are happy to see this year end, though I’m sure it’s a year we will all talk about for some time to come. For now, … Continue reading

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In 1789, George Washington was the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26, as a day of celebration for the US Constitution. In the 1800’s, Sarah Josepha Hale, an editorialist, began a campaign to have several … Continue reading

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