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Song of My Asana: Walt Whitman, Yoga, and the Art of the Now

Knowing yourself through knowing others. Dismantling the barriers between mind, body, and spirit. Focusing on the Present as the sole source of our attention, effort, and wisdom. 1,582 more words

American History

Time Travel vs. Nostalgia

I hear a lot of people saying how they long to go back to the days of old Hollywood, or how they wish they had been at the signing of the Declaration of Independence or something of the like. 645 more words

History

Hoopin' for Justice, Striking Back at Erasure

There is a woman who has lived in Ferguson, MO for most of her life who has documentary evidence of the genesis of a revolt in the summer of 2014. 653 more words

Ferguson

Review: Blair A. Ruble’s Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka

Blair A. Ruble’s Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka is an ambitious work of comparative history, but one whose analytical reach exceeds its methodological grasp. 1,066 more words

American History

The Power of Poetry

Two days after the Battle of Baltimore ended, the British finally released Francis Scott Key, John Skinner and Dr. Beanes, 200 years ago today! It was a Friday afternoon in 1814. 243 more words

Baltimore

Review of "Ulysses S. Grant" by Josiah Bunting

Ulysses S. Grant” is Josiah Bunting’s 2004 biography of the eighteenth U.S. president. Bunting is an author, retired officer in the US Army and has served in a variety of academic and leadership capacities at West Point, the Naval War College, Princeton and VMI. 514 more words

Presidents

CIVIL WAR - MASON'S ISLAND (1865)

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The year is 1865. Here’s a photo of Union troops relaxing at Mason’s Island in Washington, DC. 84 more words