Category Archives: history

Hong Kong: Civil Disobedience

Extradition Protests My friend, Christina, alerted me to an upcoming celestial event which involved Saturn and the Moon. She asked me if it had any special significance. Since the Moon circles the Earth every 28 days or so, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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At This Point in Time: “D-Day” Invasion

via At This Point in Time: “D-Day” Invasion It’s the 75th anniversary today!

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It’s Just a Blimp in History

Trump Baby Blimp Flying High in London, Again Maybe we’re missing the point… Maybe this mockery of Trump will backfire… Maybe we’re all playing right into his manipulative hands. Someone posted an image of the blimp from behind, and made … Continue reading

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The Who: Then and Now!

It took the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park (as seen on TV on the day of the concerts) on July 2nd, 2005 for me to realize that I still loved the music of The Who. These two songs … Continue reading

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The Failure of Diplomacy


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The Birth of Science: May 28, 585 BC

Solar Eclipse of Thales The Eclipse of Thales was a solar eclipse that was, according to The Histories of Herodotus, accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus. If Herodotus’s account is accurate, this eclipse is the earliest recorded … Continue reading

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Can You Decipher a Mystery Stone?

Royal? This month a village in France is offering a reward for anyone who can decipher the words on a rock in their harbour.   Like all good mysteries, the solution can be a simple one. In this case, it … Continue reading

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