Monthly Archives: August 2017

Happy Herculaneum Day!

On August 24 of the year 79 of Common Era, the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried in the ash and pyroclastic material produced by the Mt Vesuvius eruption. The 79 eruption is the most famous volcanic eruption in … Continue reading

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“Dangerous Totems”, the Civil War and Slavery

I personally find the monuments to be dangerous totems. – Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, speaking on the Confederate Monuments We remember the Titanic, but we don’t erect a monument to the iceberg. – Stephen Colbert America is going through a difficult … Continue reading

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My Favorite Free Speech Meme

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In Memory of Heather’s Legacy

“My child’s famous Facebook post was, ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,’” she said. “[Heather] paid attention. She made a lot of us pay attention.” “Here’s what I want to happen,” she continued. “You ask me, ‘What can … Continue reading

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Despacito Sung in 40 Countries

I’m just catching up with my pop culture and am surprised to find the extent to which the song Despacito has caught fire on social media and is popular in probably most of the countries on Planet Earth. As a … Continue reading

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