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The Mosquito Bar

Relax without fear of being bitten by mosquitoes…

by Paula Bosse

The “mosquito bar” — the human’s defense against blood-thirsty mosquitoes (and other annoying pests) — had its heyday in the US in the second half of the 19th century and the first couple of decades of the 20th century, before screens for windows and doors were commonplace in American homes. 747 more words

Dallas TX

Trump, John Pershing, and other dumb stuff

This is a section of an op-ed I wrote a while ago for the NYT, which eventually declined to publish it. So I sent a longer version of it to CNN Philippines. 448 more words


100 Stolen Hats

The detectives accordingly returned to the house, and found another hat in the yard, which they say was thrown out by Pearl Wolf. She was accordingly arrested on a charge of petit larceny.

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1891: The Young Woman in Dress and Appearance Corresponded with the Visitor of the Dream

When living in Glasgow we had a neighbour, the Rev. Donald McKinnon, who resided in a villa next to ours, with whom we were on very friendly terms.

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Did Robert E. Lee ever take Robert E. Lee Road in Austin?

While Austin City Council moves quickly to change the name of Robert E. Lee Road in South Austin following deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., historians ask again: Did… 1,044 more words


1890: That Kind of Day

Gustave Moreau: A Dead Poet being Carried by a Centaur (c. 1890)