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Gene Pool 2

My mother was a Texan. In 2008, at the age of 84, she died from the complications of Alzheimer’s’ Disease.

She grew up on various subsistence share-cropper farms with five siblings, William, Louise, Pauline, Thelma, and Robert and although her own name was Alyene, she went by her middle name, Ruth.The oldest and the youngest siblings were boys, leaving the composite unit of the four girls to essentially behave as one middle child. 1,953 more words

Branches Of Thought ... Small Dogs And Children

Branches Of Thought …

 Small Dogs and Children

Small dogs and children get away with murder,

And they always will.

A look, a smile, a wag of the tail, and the heart melts, 72 more words


College of William and Mary

Great Britain had long wanted to establish a school of higher education in the colonies. In the 1960s, Reverend James Blair spent several years in England lobbying and eventually obtained a charter for a school, which is now known as the College of William and Mary. 83 more words


History of Beer: Colonial America

Hello everyone!

I really wish I had some wassail on me right now – I wasn’t expecting all this wind and flurries today!

Thankfully, I’m inside now and able to buff up your history knowledge.   565 more words


"Racism Is As American As The Fourth Of July": Despite Progress On Racism, The Uncomfortable Truth Is That Work Remains

President Obama’s observation that racism is “deeply rooted” in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn’t make it go away. 749 more words

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Jamestown, Saint Helena

There’s land ahead! You’ve spent the last few days watching the dark water and the strong waves from the side of the ship. With no land in sight, you’ve been getting antsy. 449 more words


China’s Soft-Power Deficit Widens as Xi Tightens Screws Over Ideology

[Good description of overall Chinese ‘cultural assertiveness’. Soft power, however, is ultimately measured by the receptivity or attractiveness of the ‘ego’ to the ‘alter,’ and not independently by tangible ‘soft power’ capabilities of the ‘ego’ . 2,399 more words

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