Category Archives: History

Today I spent several hours walking through the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. I did not get to see all that there was to see and I’m sure that some of the things I saw…I need to see again. I felt a great sadness on many levels. As a friend said…

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In response to a post of mine requesting that folks sign a petition asking trump not to sign a pardon for Joe Arpaio, a friend said that Arpaio is, “…a great American hero.” I admit that I was startled because I have been loosely following the Arpaio case for years and thought his conduct had…

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I did a walkabout in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, yesterday. I am not happy with most of the photos I took but this one of pocket watches taken through the front window of the clock store is sort of okay. I guess the time was good to visit the historic site of John Brown’s abolitionist…

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The first commercially successful typewriter, or so Wikipedia tells me, was invented in 1868. Ninety-seven years later, my parents enrolled me in a summer school class (probably to keep me busy) and the only class available was “TYPING.” Fortunately, I discovered that the class was actually a competitive thing…an almost daily contest to see how…

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In the last couple of weeks I’ve had friends refer to two videos that contend global warming is a myth. Trying to be open minded about most things, I trotted over to the referenced sites. Of course, the first thing I noticed was the vitriol aimed at the original poster and then at all others…

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