Monthly Archives: April 2015

Progress

 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

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The American Poets Project

            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

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The Devil’s Rope

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

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Water Water Everywhere…Except in California…

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

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People You Don’t Think Of

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

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The Greatest Show on Earth?

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

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Extra Credit???!!!

The link below will take you to a Memory Palace episode. The episode is only about five minutes long, but you might need to listen to it more than once to complete the assignment. After listening to the episode read … Continue reading

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