Daily Archives: July 9, 2014

Book Review: A Curious Man

A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life Of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley, by Neal Thompson [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Three Rivers Press in exchange for an honest review.] Believe it … Continue reading

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A Skeptical Companion

As an attitude, skepticism is primarily a negative one, distancing one from the faiths that are common to others. Yet human beings as a whole have a hard time remaining skeptical of everything. All too often skepticism is a selective … Continue reading

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Today In History: On July 8 and 9, Two Legends Were Born

I was born in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers. Not too far away from the second of these rivers is the place where my family has farmed for centuries. Normally this would not be … Continue reading

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