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What's on Your Plate?

Does September feel more like the onslaught of a brand new year? It does for me, and since  autumn is my favourite time of the year, I couldn’t be happier. 266 more words


Looking Towards the Light

After a long hiatus because of school and personal matters, I am back in action and excited to talk about today’s topic. Before we get into that, here are a couple of announcements. 529 more words

Information Technology

History on Saturday: Ionia County, Michigan and the Depression Era

A fellow history enthusiast posted a link to a Depression Era digitized photo collection presented by Yale on the Google+ community History as Prologue. He encouraged us to look at the site and see what we could find in our community. 292 more words

History On Saturday

Taking things easy

Today’s guest picture shows my brother scaling a mountain in New Zealand.   He is very energetic.  If he sees a mountain, he climbs it.

Our recent spell of chilly mornings came to end today and it was pleasantly mild when I poked my nose out of the back door for the first time.  658 more words


Week 5: Archives, Authority and Memory, Cultural and Individual/Theory and Practice

Archiving is essentially the storing of something for future access. History is based on accounts of what happened that were archived. If people did not document and archive the happenings through newspapers, books, testimonies, biographies and archive them, we would not have access to information from the past.  586 more words



Many libraries containing great stores of knowledge were burned in the past by Judeo-Christians. That knowledge will never be recovered and we’ve lost a lot of useful information because of these traitorous religious zealots. 278 more words


Week 5: The one where go back in time

Described by Jacques Derrida, the process of archiving is: “to run after the archive, even if there’s too much of it… it is to have a compulsive, repetitive, and nostalgic desire for the archive, an irrepressible desire to return to the origin, a homesickness, a nostalgia for the return to the most archaic place of absolute commencement.” 132 more words