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Eric Edson: Screenwriting Lessons from Our 4th of July Heroes


Dear Friends,

When teaching screenwriting classes, I tell my students to look everywhere for inspiration. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but the 4th of July is awash in heroic characters. 537 more words

How the Tea Party reads history: Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and the new battle of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence | Salon

Consider the opening words of a book written by the co-founders of the largest Tea Party group in the nation, Mark Meckler and Jenny Martin: 217 more words

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Thoughts on the Fourth of July

Another Forth of July is behind us. The speeches are now fading memories, the patriotic music is quiet, the hotdog eating contests are over (thank god), and the fireworks displays have fizzled out… 853 more words



Early Colonists, American Founding Father, Civil War General & a Secretary of State.

From 1632 to 1637 six Sherman brothers and cousins immigrated to the New World. 593 more words


In Praise of Penmanship

I come to the realization that I teach English, not when I have encounters with simple past and past participles, but when I get to read student writing. 664 more words

Things Cultural

Fact or Factoid

A factoid is a little piece of truth, or a false statement that gets repeated often enough it becomes accepted as the whole truth.

I saw this on Twitter – … 607 more words


True Liberty

The following is a sermon given by Dr. Richard Thompson at First United Methodist Church in Bakersfield, California on July 7, 2014.

There seems to be something in the human heart that yearns for freedom.   2,054 more words