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Silence Please!

Silence please! Class is in session. Attending the class at the District 16 school in Sauder Village. 8 more words

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The Battle of Schmarden

The skirmish of Schmarden was one in a long line of battles fought along the eastern front during the First World War. Like countless other battalion-sized operations, it would probably have slipped into total obscurity, if not for the fact that the German Landwehr Bataillon that conducted the attack was reinforced by the Pionier Kompanie of the Königlich Preussisches Jägerbataillon Nr. 772 more words


Humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
— Marie Curie, physicist and chemist.

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Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

Writing this blog post feels particularly satisfying because I have been struggling with this book for months. It has put me significantly behind my Goodreads reading challenge, it has plagued me with guilty stares every time I’ve got on the train and picked up the Evening Standard instead of opening it up, and it has bothered me that I have found it so difficult when it has such a great reputation and when many parts of it were, in fact, quite enjoyable. 1,298 more words


Philippines 1945 - Framed, Woven Remembrance

We picked up this wonderful piece of WWII military/folk art at an auction in New Hampshire.  Unfortunately, we have no history on it, but it clearly was meaningful to someone.   172 more words


Travel Guide | Argao, Cebu

Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu, Philippines. It is bounded in the west by the towns of Badian, Alcantara, Ronda, and Dumanjug; in the north by Sibonga; in the east by the Bohol or Cebu Strait; and in the south by Dalaguete. 489 more words


The Gasoline Soul || A Saturday Downtown || Somerset KY

Here in Somerset, Kentucky, once a month, from April to October, you can stroll downtown and check out some old hot rods, eat funnel cake and take a historical walk. 311 more words