Category Archives: History

Human Suffering

Yesterday I took a trip to Richmond, VA, where I listened to two stories about life. The stories were very different and were a lot to process.  I haven’t written anything on this blog for three months, I did not want to contribute to the cacophony of words which has devolved into a contest of…

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Hate

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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Joe Arpaio…

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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Harper’s Ferry

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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T.Y.P.E.W.R.I.T.E.R.

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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