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Gettysburg College's President Riggs "Sick and Tired of the Liberal Pansies"

Running a prestigious liberal arts college isn’t for the faint of heart. President Janet Morgan Riggs, who graduated from Gettysburg College in ’77, now runs the show here, and was kind enough to buy me a Mocha (with whipped) from the Commons and sat down for an interview. 526 more words


Following Orders: from "your Obd't Servant" to SMEAC and METT-T

The Battle of Gettysburg has produced no end of enduring controversies, discussions, and disputes. Recently, on one of the Facebook sites devoted to exploring that battle, one such discussion surfaced yet again. 1,327 more words


"For Lydia"

Lydia Hamilton Smith, born in Gettysburg, Pa., was the daughter of an African-American mother and an Irish father. When donations withered away for Civil War veterans, she used her own earnings. 213 more words


100 Years Ago Today: TURKS SLAY REFUGEES

100 years ago today, The Gettysburg Times ran a second page article about a massacre of Armenians at the missionary compound in Urumiah, Persia (modern-day Urmia, Iran). 474 more words


"Just what makes that little old ant think he can move that rubber tree plant?" #TFT

“Next time you’re found with your chin on the ground, there’s a lot to be learned, so look around! Just what makes that little old ant think he’ll move that rubber tree plant?

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Tillie Pierce: Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Recently a writer asked me how I kept from going off on a tangent when I’m researching a subject. It may sound like an odd question, but it made perfectly good sense to me. 653 more words


This post is not for the faint hearted!

Today it is exactly one month until my first Marathon.  Yes, that is 26.2 miles.  And I am starting to freak out.

Training has had its highs and lows.  543 more words

Marathon Training