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What caused "Bring back our girls?"

What was the geopolitical backstory to “Bring back our girls?” Why did Boko Haram find so many willing recruits in the north? How did Nigeria’s ethnic mix play into this? 45 more words

Global Warming


Last week I escaped from the internet for a few days.  It was a time for reflection, renewing friendships, visiting tourist traps and historic sites.  The cracked windshield from a rock on the return trip was insignificant. 329 more words


Great Nonfiction: Rebel Yell, by S. C. Gwynne

Tom Fool to Stonewall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thomas J. Jackson was an unlikely hero. Though after graduating from West Point he distinguished himself in the Mexican-American War, peace time turned him into a pedantic teacher at Virginia Military Academy. 504 more words

Book Review

Dispatches From The Front #5

6 July 1863

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Lee has once more crossed the Potomac and entered Maryland and Pennsylvania, capturing many towns and cities. The Confederates eventually massed near the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, pushing the Yankees back to positions south of the town on Cemetery Hill and down to the Round Tops on their extreme left flank in the south. 1,190 more words

Catahoula Books

Measuring Time revolves around the small town of Keti and the house of Lamang the womanizing father of the twins Mamo and LaMamo. Having lost their mother at birth, the twins find another mother in their father’s sister, Auntie Marina who has suffered a failed marriage and has returned to keep house and look after the infant twins. 2,043 more words

Helon Habila

California Joe

Excerpt from Civil War in Pictures by Fletcher Pratt, ©1955:

California Joe was first heard of by the public when the army was before Yorktown.  I spent an hour yesterday in his tent.  

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Logan Pierce on women drivers

Logan Pierce meets the clumsy and dangerous Jem Collins when she nearly runs him over with her buggy in “Impending Love and Death” the second book in the Impending Love series published by The Wild Rose Press.  157 more words