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Writing Yourself into the History Books

Veni, Vidi, Vici I remember reading The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar in Latin in Grade 10. The above-noted statement cannot be found there. (And for those whose Latin is a bit rusty, it means “I came, I saw, I … Continue reading

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How Anything Happens, Against All Odds

The Tipping Point (2013 Edition) My son got this book for me, for my 72nd birthday. Thanks, Derek. After reading most of my other books from my birthday, I am starting to settle on this one. The title alone has … Continue reading

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The Russian Holy Man who Wanted to be the Tsar

Grigori Rasputin (January 21, 1869 – December 30, 1916) This post was triggered by a comment from my friend, David Lowe, last night: he quoted someone else who said, “There are three letter missing from Putin’s last name: RAS.” Oh-ho, … Continue reading

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Augustus: “Have I played the part well? Then applaud as I exit”

The Roman Empire Began on January 16, 27 BCE Two thousand and forty-seven years ago today, the Republic of Rome became the Roman Empire. (Since there is no year ‘dot’, 27 BCE is actually twenty-six years before the change to … Continue reading

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Caesar: The Die was Cast in 49 B.C.E.

Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon Honestly, you wouldn’t think such an insignificant stream could change the course of history, would you? Julius Caesar knew the significance of his actions, though. He knew that bringing his troops back home to Rome … Continue reading

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Exactly Who was Isis: Horus’ Mother?

Isis, Wife and Sister of Osiris Isis is a goddess in Egyptian mythology. She was the sister and wife of Osiris, and they had a son named Horus. As goddess of life and magic, Isis protected women and children, and … Continue reading

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The Failure of Diplomacy

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The Ides of March: History Repeats Itself?

Trump as Emperor Sometimes, things just fall into place: today being the Ides of March, the anniversary of the day Julius Caesar as assassinated in Rome in 44 BC brought the image of Trump as Caesar to my mind. I … Continue reading

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