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Happy Presidents’ Day!!

In celebration of Presidents’ Day 2018, the girls and I are heading to Conner Prairie for the events there. It sounds pretty fun and informative.  The best part for a father who is dead broke?  It’s free.  So, thank you … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Treaty of Ghent (1814)

The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty ending the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom.  Signed by both sides on December 24, 1814, in the city of Ghent, Belgium.  The treaty restores … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Courage

Bravely into the smoke without much hope they went No time to pause but purposely into needed ascent Above the fold, you’ll find the moments of courage Dignified into the tears cried dripping onto the page Even in these darkest … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Dryden – All For Love, Act III

It is said that Mark Antony offered Cæsar his crown at Rome on February 15, 44 B. C. We have previously discussed the life and legacy of English poet and playwright, John Dryden.  We have also discussed All For Love.  This … Continue reading

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Polished History

Polished History by Michael Romani Good versus evil; we seek to clarify As we look back and wonder why Wishing for terms spoken definitively As we reassign perceptions of history The best of history provokes cognitive dissonance Particularly when seeking … Continue reading

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Time Spent With The Harvard Classics: Tacitus – Germania

Born in approximately 56 AD, the Roman senator and historian, Tacitus wrote on historical subjects before his death in 120 AD.  The surviving portions of his two major works The Annals and The Histories examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The People Must Be Vigilant of Their Rights At All Times

“For it is a truth which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger, when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Darwin – The Voyage of the Beagle Chapter 10

On this day in 1839, Charles Darwin married Emma Wedgewood. We have previously discussed the life and legacy of Charles Darwin as well as the work The Voyage of the Beagle with respect to other material from the book.  Please review these … Continue reading

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King Nine Will Not Return

Continuing in the Series for my eldest daughter Angie, based on original Twilight Zone series, Season 2, Episode 1 King Nine Will Not Return by Michael Romani The place is Africa in 1943 Where war spits out so violently From … Continue reading

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