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Lest We Forget

Visiting Gallipoli is like a pilgrimage for Australian citizens, especially on such a year as this, the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing. It was a coincidence that I was going to be in Turkey around ANZAC day but unfortunately I didn’t get a ticket to the dawn service ceremony. 566 more words

May 28, 1830 - President Andrew Jackson Signs The Indian Removal Act

At the end of the 1820s gold was discovered in Cherokee Territory in Georgia. This most unfortunate development led Georgia political leaders to push for passage of the… 297 more words


The social strength of communities

A solid reminder of a key lesson from dogs.

I was researching for a chapter on Communities for my book and came across a wonderful essay by an Erik Kennedy. 630 more words


28th May - On This Day In History


1908 Ian Fleming (author of James Bond)


1984 Eric Morecambe (British comedian, Morecambe and Wise)

On This Day:

1961 Amnesty International in founded… 11 more words

Nietzsche: A manliness of hard won truths

At first, one has scorn on his lips for humble truths, as if they could offer no match for the others: they stand so modest, simple, sober, even apparently discouraging, while the other truths are so beautiful, splendid, enchanting, or even enrapturing. 114 more words

True That Discourse

Normal School

A normal school is a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Its purpose is to establish teaching standards or norms, hence its name. 14 more words