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Matt and Kim Headline Pandora's Third Annual Chicago Invasion


Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim perform at the Pandora Invasion at Morgan Manufacturing on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.   320 more words


America, Liberty, and Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville: Life and Quotes

Dinner Topics for Thursday

One reason Tocqueville, as a Frenchman, took such interest in America is the comparison between the American and French revolutions. 1,734 more words

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James Mastin: Champion of Bahamian Culture

Bahamians lost a true champion of their national history and culture with the passing of James (“Jim”) Mastin in Miami, Florida this past Sunday.

Jim was a classically trained artist, sculptor, singer and actor whose decades-long relationship with the Bahamas resulted from a chance meeting with Bahamian artist Alton Lowe in Miami in 1975. 520 more words

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Lost and Found - July 27th Edition

What to remember about July 27th…

  • 1775  Benjamin Rush begins his term as the 1st Surgeon General of the Continental Army
  • 1929  Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War is signed by 53 countries; known as Geneva Convention…
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Camden (1780) Scenario for Piquet/Cartouche

Here is another American Revolution scenario for Piquet/Cartouche. This one is for the 1780 Battle of Camden. It is an interesting scenario given the variety of troops in each army and the clear disparity in overall commander levels. 79 more words

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Revolution: A Primer

Hello friends, great first day at the Democratic National Convention, right? There sure was a lot of talk about revolutions there, which is why I think it’s a good time to sit down and have an honest chat about the historical record on revolutions, and how they actually work. 1,066 more words

Personal Writing

Upheaval and Turmoil

Shirley descendants recorded Mary’s date of birth as 17 February 1762.

As I contemplated writing a fictional novel about her life, it occurred to me that she turned thirteen in 1775. 129 more words

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