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43 Days of Wanderlust

As of tomorrow, I have 43 days until I fly out of the Las Vegas McCarran airport to embark on my study abroad adventure (eep!). In honor of this, I will be posting a new blog post tying into the theme called “43 Days of Wanderlust” every day. 195 more words


My US-UK Reconciliation

Originally, I was going to call this post “Putting Stereotypes to Rest” but there is one more post about stereotypes I can go with before I can do so. 688 more words

Interview: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Andrew O’Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. 927 more words

American Revolution

sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Typically, Americans think about the Revolutionary War from our prospective. We have celebrated George Washington and practically deified the Founding Fathers. We focus on how we defeated the most powerful country in the world, but rarely explain why Britain was hampered in their war effort in the colonies. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy tries to correct that problem with his new book entitled The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of Empire. Tom Cutterham from The Junto has an interview with O'Shaughnessy about his new book. O'Shaughnessy explains why Britain, despite talented young military leadership, were doomed in their efforts as early as 1778.

Character Building

The tiny house on the left hand side at the bottom of the mountain in this picture?

That’s where we’re staying.

The mountain making up most of the rest of the picture? 219 more words

Great Britain

UK Part 1

Holy bananas. Where did the summer go? One second it was June and suddenly we’re creeping into August. What happened?

Well, I would like to apologize to my plethora of fans (hi mom) for not blogging sooner. 531 more words


Vantablack - A Material Too Black To See

According to The Independent -

A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. 87 more words