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Are we really greener? A reminiscence on Earth Day.

As I’m sure media (and social media) will tell you repeatedly, today is Earth Day. As my blog deals often with history, including environmental history, you might expect this blog … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adventures in the Archives: The Living Past

Originally posted on Nursing Clio:
The stereotype of historians isolated in archives with dusty papers and dim lighting has more than a grain of truth to it. Granted, my archive…

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Go as you are: the 20-year-long death of Kurt Cobain.

Three days ago, April 5, was technically the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, but today, April 8, is the anniversary of the day we all found out about it. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

For God’s sake, sit down and lower your voice!: the death of moderate opinion.

It’s Friday evening and I’ve got another philosophical post for you. Yesterday I was browsing some of the political news sites I frequent–of which there are many–and came across this … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Changing one’s mind: the lost art of being persuaded.

I get a little philosophical on Fridays–hey, it’s the Sabbath approaching–and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something that is not as valued as much in today’s society, at … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Finding God through reason: My experience as an ex-atheist.

I am an ex-atheist. Although I’m still at the beginning stages of formal conversion, I identify Jewish as you might have noticed from some previous posts (and my Twitter). I … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 13 Comments

Earth: A corner of my past. “Smoker’s Alley,” Havertown, Pennsylvania.

This completely normal looking street dead-end is a piece of my past, literally. It’s a little wooded corner at the far end of the athletic fields behind Haverford Township Senior … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ally McBeal meets Dante’s Inferno: the infamous Clifford Chance memo.

Did you ever watch the late 90s sitcom Ally McBeal? It was a pleasant, fluffy little show about a lawyer (played by Calista Flockhart) who practiced at an upbeat, swingin’ law … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

So much metal left unheard: in memory of Phil Vincent.

Today, January 26, would have been–should have been–the 40th birthday of a man named Philip Francis Vincent. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and lived most of his life there … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Why I’m unplugging tonight. (Oh, and Shabbat Shalom!)

By the time this post goes up on my blog, I will be “off the grid.” I’m unplugging tonight–I’m not going to text, use Twitter (except for automatic posts I’ve … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 1 Comment
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