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The Circus is not Coming to Town

Well, this is sad.

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus…

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What's Happening

"Only laughter can blow [a colossal humbug] to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."*...

P.T. Barnum, impresario behind the “Greatest Show on Earth,” could not abide a humbug: a man who tricked and swindled others for naught but his own gain. 174 more words

On Tour with P T Barnum

I picked up a biography of P T Barnum because, I don’t know, I had some strange desire to read about a renowned showman and humbug artist who chose to go into public service and did his best, despite hardships, to stand for the working class without compromising his Universalist faith. 319 more words

Humor

Tufts University, Boston College and Harvard Medical Schools

One of the Other Two Medical Schools

 In the fall of 1969 I entered Medical School at Tufts University in Boston. Located on Harrison Avenue in the southeast corner of the city it is adjacent to both Chinatown, the “Combat Zone,” and is only a few blocks north of Boston City Hospital. 1,259 more words

Memoir

The Greatest Show on Earth Yields to the Greatest Sideshow on Earth

(Ellenton, FL — January 15, 2017) – One circus’ end in 2016 is slated to continue in 2017. Another circus, in existence for 146 years, is slated to close in a matter of months. 501 more words

Election 2016

Ringling Bros. big top come down after 146 years

ELLENTON, Fla. — After 146 years, the curtain is falling on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press the show will close forever in May. 906 more words

Local News

Democracy is Impossible in Post-Truth America

W.J. Astore

“Post-truth” was the big word for 2016, according to Oxford Dictionaries. And why not? Donald Trump won the presidency with lies and half-truths and spin… 487 more words

US Politics