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How I’m breaking the rules…and why it’s working!

So, it’s been a week since I overhauled my site, changed the type of posts I make and generally began doing things differently around here. My declaration of independence from … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tolerance FTW!

A couple of things have happened this week that made me think about tolerance in our society–how important it is, how fragile it is, and how hard we must work … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Don’t you love these old retro paperback pocket books?

You’ve got to love these ancient paperbacks. You know the kind–they usually have simple covers, the paper is a bare grade above newsprint, the type is small, and the edges … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Want to hear something amazing? Here’s a person singing–recorded in 1857! [audio]

You won’t recognize the tune, but this is an actual recording of a person–most likely a young girl–singing. Not too amazing by itself, until you consider that it was recorded … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Michael Owen, missing 3 years. (FOUND!)

Update: This article was originally posted May 30, 2013. I have been told today (December 11, 2013) that Michael Owen was found alive and well. He is no longer a … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Earth: The Hippodrome, Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey.

Because today is the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople, I thought it fitting that my next Earth post should be somewhere in the old Byzantine (and later Ottoman) … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Constantinople fell 560 years ago today.

Today is a solemn historical anniversary. On Tuesday, May 29, 1453, after a siege lasting 55 days, Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, fell to the Ottoman Turks and … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 34 Comments

“Dazed and Confused”: A double (groovy) flashback. [includes video]

Today is the 37th anniversary not of an event, but of a depiction. Richard Linklater’s classic film Dazed and Confused, which came out in 1993, depicted one day in the life … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Earth: Benson, Arizona, light speed travel and Einsteinian relativity. [includes video]

This post started out as an Earth entry (like this one and this one), but there’s more to Benson, Arizona (in Cochise County, population 4,934) than just a picture on … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Disappeared: Margaret Kilcoyne, missing 33 years.

There are a lot of bizarre unsolved missing persons cases out there, but Margaret Kilcoyne’s is one of the most baffling. A cardiologist from Nantucket, Dr. Kilcoyne may have wandered … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

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