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Ske McCole Bartusiak (1992-2014)

Ske McCole Bartusiak was an American film and television actress. Her debut role was in The Patriot (2000) starring Mel Gibson. She starred as the young Charlie McGee in… 46 more words



I’ve never been the biggest of readers. Not that I’m not an intelligent, worldly wise kind of person or anything! Sometimes I find a book that really grips me, recently it’s been biographies of dead presidents –  Abraham Lincoln then John Adams and currently reading one on George Washington,  although it’s a little slow compared to the others. 235 more words


Aside from my personal story, for those who are interested in understanding depression better, I totally recommend this BBC documentary that was just published last year. 


Indians lacks the cultural drive to honor science

This curious note on currency notes is inspired by the talks of my favorite astronomer Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose lectures fill my iPod and hard-disk and backup hard-disk…

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Bio of the Day: French Ambassador to Russia Maurice Paléologue

Maurice Paléologue was the French Ambassador to Russia from 1914 to 1917.

The son of a Greek immigrant, he obtained a law degree and then served in the diplomatic corps in Morocco, China, Italy, Bulgaria, and Russia. 337 more words

Hakuchikara (JPN)

Hakuchikara (JPN)
1953 (Apr. 20) ch. c. Tobisakura (JPN) – Noborishiro (JPN) by Diolite (GB)

“A few years ago, they imported Hakuchikara, a champion runner from Japan, and as he paraded to the post at Santa Anita, a young thing in the audience was heard to murmur disappointedly “He doesn’t look Japanese.”” – Jim Murray (Los Angeles Times, 02/23/1962) 933 more words

Horses Of Yesteryear

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, by Ben Macintyre *****

     This was a real page-turner, which says a lot, given that I already knew how it would end. I read the historical fiction version by another author and was fascinated by it, but also wondered what was fact and what was invented. 507 more words