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Van Gogh - The End

This is the day, in 1890, that Vincent Van Gogh died. His cause of death is often stated as a suicide, but the evidence is/was far from conclusive. 81 more words


51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 22: Don and Al

I’ve missed more than a few weeks now but I’m jumping back into Hugh’s 51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 22 with Don McClean’s- “American Pie.” This 1971 song was also known as “The Day the Music Died” referring to February 3, 1959 when American singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P Richardson “The Big Bopper”, were killed in a plane crash along with their pilot. 400 more words


The Mysterious Genius of Stevie McClure

I read Rod Dreher’s blog regularly.  He’s an Orthodox Christian and, consequently, conservative on issues of morality, but more liberal on economic issues.  I rarely disagree with him and I frequently find myself applauding him for saying things that are not at all popular – especially in the circles people like him (writers and journalists) move in – and yet are true and urgent. 1,003 more words