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"Our 'Real' America": Whiteness Is Still A Proxy For Being American

Anyone can make a fool of himself. So it’s tempting to dismiss last Thursday’s mega-gaffe by Florida Representative Curt Clawson as indicative of nothing more than the fallibility of the human brain. 799 more words

Republicans

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Discover your family history story with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. 80 more words

Family History

Connections and the Search for Significance

While I still have a few blogs to catch up on, I wanted to take a break and wrestle through a concept I dealt with on the way home from an incredible week of connections. 841 more words

Travel

Neighbours

Yep, the Kangaroo on the left is photobombing my blog :)

The one on the right does not seem too amused.

I nearly missed updating this as I’ve been head down in the… 696 more words

Photography

Lora Fike

Lora Fike is a poet. I mean that in the full encompassing meaning of the word. This woman is a living, breathing embodiment of poetry. There are few people who live to write, who write to survive, and she is one of them. 1,977 more words

Writing

As You Lay Dying

I forgave you, Dad, and asked you to forgive me.

Your heart attack occurred early in the morning on November 30, 1994. I was aboard the USS Tripoli, returning to the states after a long six months at sea when I received notice. 1,824 more words

Thank you for getting back to me... - Redux

Four years ago…

Sandy was one of the first cousin to write.

My new found distant cousin Sandy posted a message on my new Ancestry family tree page. 340 more words

Genealogy