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A Thanksgiving Ode to the Turkeys

While other veterinary blogs and sites are posting their annual advice how to avoid Thanksgiving emergencies for our pets, I decided to pursue a different angle to this late November post and give a nod to the under appreciated role the turkey plays in our history. 315 more words


This Column Now Powered By Benjamin Franklin

Or rather now moderated by Dr. Franklin. No, he doesn’t sit on the desk playing with a kite and a key and cautioning me whenever I overstep the bounds – at least I don’t think he does – but two of his works sit here and do; Poor Richard’s Almanack and his autobiography. 355 more words


A Moment of Gratitude

‘Tis the season for feeling thankful, and here at The Contributionship, we have so much to give thanks for this (and every) year. To name a few: 56 more words

Benjamin Franklin

The Happiest People Upon the Earth

At the beginning of the 1800s, the American economy was becoming an unconventionally successful economy. Domestic commerce was “incalculably more valuable” than foreign commerce and “the home market for productions of the earth and manufactures is of more importance than all foreign ones.” Gordon Wood,  378 more words

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My Masonic Journey Pt. XIV

Nosce Te Ipsum Et Superabit Terrore

A few weeks ago, I shared how I began a new stage of my Masonic Journey by taking on roles in the fall Reunion at the… 655 more words