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1st Joint Navy & Marine Amphibious Op...in 1776

Today in History, March 3, 1776:

The Continental Navy transports a contingent of Continental Marines to Nassau, Bahamas where the Marines make their first amphibious landing. 40 more words

It Pays to Do Your Homework

In a shocking turn of events, I just now learned that everything my Texas grandparents ever thought about Juneteenth was a lie! And everything I’d ever passed on about the beloved Southern celebration was a lie too! 626 more words


Interview with Joe Schmidt Designer of The Present Winter: Washington’s Crossing and the Battle of Trenton (Self Published)

If you like historical asymmetrical wargames focused on very cool events, you’re going to want to get acquainted with a new designer named Joe Schmidt. A few months ago, I came across a tweet about a then new design called… 3,514 more words

War Game Wednesday

Where's Your John Hancock?

In today’s episode:

New England’s statehouses get busy with legislation, New Englanders gear up for winter weather and the AFC championship, and we celebrate milestones of the week, including John Hancock’s 282nd birthday. 16 more words


Common Sense

Today in History, January 9, 1776:

The first copies of Thomas Paine’s pamphlet “Common Sense” are published in Philadelphia. Pamplets were the editorials, or blogs, if we must, of the day in the 18th century. 157 more words

Our Great Country

We hear a good deal of late about making our country “great” again. But we hear very little about what that might entail. Just what is “greatness” when it comes to nations, anyway? 613 more words

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Mozart 4 Contredanses in F major (Serenade No. 2), K. 101

performed by the Wiener Mozart Ensemble under Wili Boskovsky

(cover image by Aaron Burden)

If YouTube video descriptions are to be believed (and that is one of the only sources of information I have about this work), then we are told by the uploader (?) of the above video that the gavottes that bookend this work, both in F major, were written by Leopold, not Wolfgang Amadeus, Mozart. 354 more words