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The Promise Being Made, Must Be Kept

As is the case with everything else about Abraham Lincoln, the extent to which we may consider Abraham Lincoln to have been strongly influenced by the racism of his generation or by our own self-professed egalitarianism is hotly debated [1]. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Colors Of Courage

The Colors Of Courage:  Gettysburg’s Forgotten History:  Immigrants, Women, And African-Americans In The Civil War’s Defining Battle, by Margaret S. Creighton My own long-standing concern about the way that social histories telling the stories of supposedly subaltern groups notwithstanding, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sherman’s March In Myth And Memory

Sherman’s March In Myth And Memory, by Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown As I have noted before [1], I have a certain degree of fondness for William Tecumseh Sherman.  He was a redheaded, highly nervous and energetic person who had … Continue reading

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Remember Me

Not too long ago [1] I was thinking and pondering of the songs I wanted for my funeral, and in recent weeks I have remembered that there is another song I would like to add to the list, a spare … Continue reading

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La Tuta Afero

Is such a day as today productive?  It is now nearly 9:30PM as I write this and it will likely be about 10PM if not later when I finish, given the scope of what I have to accomplish.  I sit … Continue reading

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Book Review: That’s So 90s Pop

That’s So 90s Pop:  A Fill-In Activity Book, by Patrick Sullivan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone whose teenage years took place in … Continue reading

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At Every Occasion I’ll Be Ready For The Funeral

Because I have a somewhat morbid sense of humor and a frequent tendency to muse on the darker side of life and death [1], it ought to come as no surprise that recently while spending some time chatting with people … Continue reading

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Mi Havas Edzino?

In the midst of a fairly busy day where I managed to do my errands and finish reading three books, I managed to watch a couple of humorous videos that were part of a series.  In one of the videos, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forgive & Forget

Forgive & Forget:  Healing The Hurts We Don’t Deserve, by Lewis B. Smedes Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience:  “Somebody hurt you, maybe yesterday, maybe a lifetime ago, and you cannot … Continue reading

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Written In The Sands

From 1971 to 1999, every calendar year without exception, Elton John had a top 40 hit on the American pop charts, a record of consistent success that will likely never be equaled.  The last of these hit singles was a … Continue reading

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