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Black Lives Have Always Mattered

More Than a Smokescreen I’m convinced that history ‘comes around again’ when the underlying causes of social unrest are not resolved, but only swept under the carpet. The USA is under siege yet again, and during an election year. Billy … Continue reading

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One Match Lit a Regime Change in 1963

The Heart of Thích Quảng Đức When it comes to dying for a cause, this Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk set the standard for others to follow. He set himself on fire to protest the treatment of Buddhists in South Vietnam. … Continue reading

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It Only Takes a Spark to Light a Fire

The Camp Fire (November 2018) On the PBS program NOVA last night, the so-called “Camp Fire” was reviewed from first spark to final results, a time space of 17 days. Even though this was exactly six months ago, it still made … Continue reading

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Airship Disaster: The Hindenburg on Fire

Led Zeppelin Album Cover Most of us alive today have only a passing interest in this disaster. Culturally, it is seared into our memories as the image on this Led Zeppelin album cover. But the accident which happened on this … Continue reading

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The Hundred Acre Wood is on Fire!

Ashdown Forest When a part of your childhood goes up in smoke, a big hole is burned in your soul. God bless us, every one…

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We Didn’t Start the Fire: Or Did We?

Notre Dame de Paris It came as a bit of a shock for most everyone with news of a fire at Our Lady of Paris on Monday evening. Now it seems that the first alarm at 6:20 pm was considered … Continue reading

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First the Plague, Then a Fire (1665-1666)

The Great Plague of London 1665 The rats came to England from Europe on Dutch ships and their fleas brought the bubonic plague with them. This wasn’t the first time that the Black Death had killed people in Europe and … Continue reading

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Carlos Castaneda Quotes 3

Death “It doesn’t matter how one was brought up. What determines the way one does anything is personal power. A man is only the sum of his personal power, and that sum determines how he lives and how he dies.” … Continue reading

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How to Make a Social Media Meme

Image courtesy of Jenny Alter Original image of Woosley Fire bomber So, my question is: which image is more effective?

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Bye Bye, Limey

All We Wanted was a Coffee I got the bright idea yesterday to suggest going into town for a coffee at Williams today. Susan said, “Sure!” So we set out this morning, without a clue of what was to occur. … Continue reading

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