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Huntington's Disease and Herculaneum

When I wrote fondly last week about my joy at playing house, did I mention that it sits on a volcano? Like all volcanoes, this one troubles and frightens in various ways, but not all the time, and not in any pattern. 864 more words

An Ephemeral Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I found this treasure, a lovingly hand-crafted tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Seattle Washington’s Fremont Flea Market, circa 2000. I felt compelled to rescue it and give it a home in my collection. 591 more words


I Corinthians 6:9-11

Why is the Bible against homosexuality? Pedophilia? Yes, we get it. It hurts children. Adultery? That also hurts another person, as do many other sins. But how does a loving relationship between two consenting adults harm anyone? 1,867 more words

Risking Everything Exhibition

Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive presents a traveling exhibition from the Wisconsin Historical Society on Freedom Summer, Risking Everything. Through September 29, visitors can see the exhibit on Level One of Olin Library featuring materials selected from over 1,100 boxes of unpublished papers created by individual activists, community groups, and national organizations. 314 more words

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Islam is a Belief of Blood

This is a repost from the blog The conservative citizen, as a mental exercise after you read it replace the names of the places with Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, St. 1,817 more words

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High schoolers win international award

NASHUA, Iowa – What started as a history project for school, has turned into an award-winning documentary for a group of students in north Iowa. 368 more words


We Are Under Attack, So Yield and Win!

Some might call me a conspiracy theorist, but here is what I see.

The purchase of military grade equipment by local law enforcement organizations, the seeming over reaction of the police to peaceful protests by showing up in full battle gear, the almost daily occurrence of an African American male being killed by policemen (who are later exonerated) are indications to me that Black America is under attack. 1,099 more words

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