Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Flag still flies, but for how long?

June 10, 2018
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The victory at Midway was already a year in the mirror, D-Day still a year away. Marines were just beginning their long slog to Tokyo and the Army Air Corps Eight Air Force was entering its bloodiest period yet over the skies of Europe. June, 1943 was anything but the beginning of the lazy,...

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Of cousins, croquet and a most jubilant journey

May 20, 2018
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Of cousins, croquet and a most jubilant journey

It was the day before the service and mom was trying to find the address of the local cemetery for our cousin from Lawrence to punch into the navigation system. They were leaving in the morning and time would be tight. But try as she might, we finally had to admit that Google does...

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75 years ago, America got her man

April 15, 2018
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75 years ago, America got her man

There was no Facebook, Twitter or Google; no Amazon Prime, no Netflix binge watching. Satellites were moons that circled planets. Television was invented but the range so limited and reception so poor it was at best a “maybe” for the future. Radar was around but still an infant. And anything remotely resembling a computer...

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April Fool’s or Easter, we’re all of same human race

April 1, 2018
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April Fool’s or Easter, we’re all of same human race

According to the science staff at Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, the number of times the Christian religion’s Easter Sunday will fall on April 1st, from AD 1583 to AD 3000 (Gregorian calendar) is 46 numerical with a frequency rate of 3.383 percent. I acknowledge in advance the triviality of the above information.  On...

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Not your everyday eclipse

August 20, 2017
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Not your everyday eclipse

Hundreds of millions of years before the species we identify as “homo-sapiens” came along, the Earth, the Sun and the Moon were already dance partners. Three unique bodies floating in the vastness of the universe, individual in character, inextricable to each other. The Sun providing the gravitational pull that keeps us from spinning off...

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The high cost of papered peace

August 13, 2017
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The high cost of papered peace

On September 30, 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would stand outside the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, declaring that he had “returned from Germany bringing peace with honour.” and uttered perhaps the most famous wrong words of the 20th century “I believe it is peace for our time.” The price of Chamberlain’s...

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