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Anniversary of Great Salem Fire June 25

Late by several days due to inattention, but let’s note here June 25 was the 103rd anniversary of the Great Salem Fire of 1914. The fire began with the explosion of the Korn leather tanning factory at 57 Boston St in the… 204 more words

Proctor's Ledge Memorial

My Introduction

Fall 2015,

I was at a crossroad in my education where I had exhausted all the available classes I could take for my Anthropology/Sociology Major. As that Fall semester came to a close, and exactly a year left in my undergraduate career, I found myself in a constant state of self-reflection, asking myself, simply, what’s next? 753 more words

Data Visualization

The Evolution of a New World--Beckles Willson (September 1901)

An interesting article if you can cope with the at times annoying tone of Victorian/Edwardian superiority. It’s surprising how quickly the maps of America developed from the complete guesswork at the start of the 16th century to Mercator’s map of 1541. 2,143 more words



Recently in news, China confirmed that it had suspended the entry of Indian pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra following an alleged cross border incursion by Indian troops. 353 more words

2017 Current Affairs

Millington Pastures 'Run'

For the past week or so I have been back in the UK, visiting my dad in Hull, my friends in York and my daughter, Sarah, and her boyfriend Karl, in Sheffield.   140 more words


A City Divided

Wounds from history are still very much present in the minds of people in Nicosia. The border control is a physical symbol of the division left from the twentieth century; a painful memory for the older generations of Cyprus. 165 more words


Why #worldgeochat is the best chat out on the Twitters!

I should have written this post three years ago and titled it “So I started moderating a twitter chat” but that didn’t happen. In case you’ve missed it I should tell you that #worldgeochat is becoming a ‘thing’ on twitter. 1,058 more words