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Theory of relative generality


Writing history can often require a lot of self-discipline, especially when the researcher is keen to learn much, about many things. And so it is with a character I’m creating in a new story, and with me. 986 more words


Why "Bobosbest?" (Update)

Have you wondered where the name for this blog was “born?” Like most names of things, there is a reason for the name. One of the rules of semantics is that “man is the namer of things.” I have no idea where the first Bobo came from (I’ve never delved into the genealogy of my family although a cousin and a friend have), but I do know that my paternal grandmother’s name was Clara Bobo. 261 more words

Life beside the lake (by bus)


I’ve found myself somewhere I never realised I wanted to be, in a position where I could take some time off if I wanted to, but I don’t know why I’d want to do that. 779 more words


Whose side are you on, anyway? What's in a name?

Does your town take sides? Take names?

Growing up in the Cleveland, Ohio, area of the U.S., the first question asked of a new acquaintance was: “What side of the city are you from—East Side or West Side?” Once that was settled (if you were still talking) and you exchanged surnames, then came the second question: “What kind of name is that?” 505 more words

Drake Business School, New Jersey - Mary Mirota - 1936

Mary Mirota earned a secretarial degree from the Drake College of Business, Plainfield, New Jersey after taking classes in the 1930s. Mary ran this newspaper ad in her local newspaper, … 503 more words