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7 Favorite Books on Kindle

Teague’s was the charmed life of a popular athlete that came to a crashing halt. Cailin is a pixi learning the price of nonconformity in her rigid clan. 1,097 more words

History Of The Mercury Head Dime

The Mercury Head dime was created in 1916. At the time, the general public was unhappy with the coin designs in circulation. They had been struck since 1892 and were designed by Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. 1,129 more words

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Was Magic Johnson Better Than Michael Jordan?

Even though Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan has been given the unofficial nickname of the “Greatest Of All Time”, questions about the validity of his unofficial title were raised after a US journalist, Jason Whitlock, suggested that Los Angeles Lakers’ … 1,074 more words

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The Pace of Progress

Recently I took my oldest son to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I had taken him before when he was younger but now that he’s older he was able to appreciate a lot more of it. 2,659 more words


There is no neutral there: Appalachia as a mythic "Trump Country"

Of the 2016 presidential election, New York Times international affairs correspondent Roger Cohen wrote, “The race is tightening once again because Trump’s perceived character – a strong leader with a simple message, never flinching from a fight, cutting through political correctness with a bracing bluntness – resonates in places like Appalachia where courage, country, and cussedness are core values.” 1,749 more words

Public History

5 books to spook you for Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share a few creepy books, even though I am not a fan of anything horror someone out there may enjoy these and many more. 700 more words

How are you?

“How are you?”
I am fine. Except for the fact that I want to feel lonely at times, just to feel that numbness and find silence inside, I am fine. 413 more words

Of Human Emotions