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Monthly Archives: April 2015
Its easy to like the progressive era. Sure they didn’t do everything well, but they were trying right? Muck-raking journalists were making the abuses of the big monopolies and governments officials well known. A few people tried to preserve a … Continue reading
Reading The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus has made me think about the power and potency of poetry. There are times when simple words written on paper or spoken out loud can have historical significance; … Continue reading
I grew up in the country. There were farms everywhere, and one thing I just took for granted was the presence of barbed wire everywhere. It kept cattle out of the corn and potatoes on my uncle’s farm, barbed wire … Continue reading
The next section of your chapter deals with precipitation, which is water falling from the sky. Here in Pittsburgh we get a lot of it. Sometimes we get so much that its easy to wish the rain would just let … Continue reading
Some people in history just don’t get the attention they deserve. We tend to pay attention the those who were the loudest or flashiest or wrote their own best selling book. However some really important things have happened because of … Continue reading
When I was very young (maybe 6 – 8) my family went through a phase during which we went to the circus every year. There are a lot of traveling circuses, but by far the biggest and probably most impressive … Continue reading