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A 19th CENTURY WOMAN OF INFLUENCE

Jane McManus Storm Cazneau was born in Troy, New York, in 1807. After a failed marriage and being named as Aaron Burr’s mistress in his divorce, she came to Texas in 1832 with her brother Robert McManus in an attempt to improve the family’s shrinking fortune. 567 more words

Texas Women

You Gotta Be Hungry

When you’re working on something you want to achieve, you have got to stand up to that voice. You’ve got to sell yourself every day on your abilities on what you’re doing, on the goal that you want to reach. 284 more words

Motivation

“What is the right of the huntsman to the forest of a thousand miles over which he has accidentally ranged in quest of prey? Shall the fields and vallies, which a beneficent God has formed to teem with the life of innumerable multitudes, be condemned to everlasting barrenness?”

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Philosophy

Niagara, The Table Rock - Winter, 1847

As determined as any of the artists of his day to paint the definitive representation of Niagara, Regis painted many  views of the falls.  According to Adamson, the artist’s Niagara, The Table Rock – Winter from 1847 was one of the earliest ambitious winter portrayals.  492 more words

Niagara Falls

Enough with statues, give back the land

The Millennial generation fascinates me due to their collective failure to reason and act logically. Each generation of course has strengths and weaknesses. The 1960s offered children a world where… 1,313 more words

Politics

A very short riff on a compelling Stephen Crane character (and six marvelous paragraphs of Crane's prose)

I took a few paperback books with me when I went camping two weeks ago, but I didn’t actually read from them. Instead, I wound up reading (or rereading in some cases) a few of the tales in… 1,664 more words

Literature

10 Comic Books for People Who Don't Like Comic Books

There is no denying that comics have become mainstream. With Disney buying Marvel, and multiple superhero movies coming out each year, comic books and their characters have moved from geek culture to mainstream pop culture. 2,101 more words