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A Bit of History: HMS Hood and "Failure to Launch"

First, let’s go ahead and take care of the obvious.  HMS Hood was sunk in the Battle of the Denmark Strait on May 24, 1941.  She was sent to the bottom by the German battleship  907 more words

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The Magic Millions

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The first Magic Millions event for the year has been run and won, and it is no surprise that the race was won by Gai. 907 more words

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Meditation: beliefs

The Zodiac says I am a Leo, therefore: Fire.

The Chinese calendar says I am a tiger and -sadly- a tiger in a year of…

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“During the seventh century, the Prophet Muhammad united the nomadic Arabs of the Arabian peninsula. In a single century the Arabs conquered an empire from India to North Africa and Spain. 71 more words

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Everyone racehorse owner dreams of winning four races in particular; the Melbourne Cup, the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate and the Golden Slipper. These four races are known as ‘the Grand Slam’ and the three Victorian races make up one of the best Carnivals in world racing. 3,280 more words

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Circles: coming back around

Over the summer, my youngest brother switched his major from STEM to professional writing. I had watched him have a miserable first year in the sciences, had watched him struggle to find balance in high school between keeping up with sciences and maths and growing in other aspects of his life, and had listened to his frustrations over the years when I was at home. 1,030 more words

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A History Lesson: Robert Smalls the Civil War Hero

Here is something I bet you did not know. On May 13, 1862, at the age of 23, a South Carolina slave named Robert Smalls out witted Confederate navel officers by making off with one of their ships, the  338 more words

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