Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

Today In History: On July 26, 1847, Liberia Declared Independence

In the United States in the 1800’s, it was largely impossible in the South, and in many parts of the North, for someone to desire or move to end slavery without some kind of public ritualistic demand to remove the … Continue reading

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Only The Young Can Say

Given the sort of adventures and experiences that fill my life, I generally find myself feeling very young or not remotely young at all. One of the hazards of either being around much older or much younger people is that … Continue reading

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He Who Laughs Last Thinks Slowest

I happen to love comedy. Those who do not know me particularly well often find me to be a rather prim and serious sort of person, but when they start to know me a little bit better and when I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Augustus

Augustus: The Life Of The First Emperor, by Anthony Everitt This particular book, written by someone who had previously written a biography on Cicero, seeks to present a mostly sympathetic view of Augustus and on the Roman order that he … Continue reading

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