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Today in history 1/4/2017


Today in history, Samuel Colt (see picture below) sells his first revolver pistol to the U.S. government. His U.S. revolver patent will give him a monopoly on the manufacturing of revolvers until 1857, and during the Civil War his factory in Hartford, Connecticut, will supply firearms to both the North and tuth in 1847. 94 more words

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Tapping My Way Out of Invisibility

Since the events of this week, namely the US Election, do not lend themselves to light-hearted posts, I’m presenting here a piece I wrote many years ago and a version of which I “performed” in 2002 on CBC radio’s “First Person Singular.” Its spirit and sense of fun and family remind me what is important to me in these dark days. 1,072 more words