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World History Contained in One Lightfoot Song

Protocol (1976) The first time I heard this song was at Massey Hall, Toronto, sometime in 1976. As I was living in Vancouver during that time period, it would have been when I returned for a visit with my son. … Continue reading

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Treachery: A Whole Lot of Faking Going On

Surrender of Quebec (July 20, 1629) Oh dear. This is the moment when a permanent stain was placed on Étienne (Stephen) Brûlé’s memory. As a background movement, he may have been instrumental in the Kirkes’ capture of Quebec, but history … Continue reading

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Once a Rebel, Always a Rebel

Tom Hayden (December 11, 1939 – October 23, 2016) The depiction of Tom Hayden in the film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, by Eddie Redmayne, seemed muted, at least to me. But then, I only knew of this man … Continue reading

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The Whole World’s Watching…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Another chapter in the history books, this time highlighting injustice in an American courtroom. Let’s face it, it was a media circus, and the participants knew they were on trial for who they were, … Continue reading

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When Alexander the Great Conquered Persia

Battle of Gaugamela (October 1, 331 BC) This is an historic battle for many reasons, but the most obvious is that a Macedonian army defeated the Persians in their own back yard. And the Persians under Darius III had the … Continue reading

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Was “Old Blood and Guts” Hannibal Reborn?

General George Patton (1885 – 1945) This thought has been circling the internet for a few years now, so I cannot take any credit for its truth. When I posted the article about Hannibal Barca, I had in the back … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill was his Generation’s Trump, Honestly!

Darkest Hour There is a scene in this film where Winston Churchill seems to be the only one who is willing to fight the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg. Everyone else in the War Cabinet is looking to surrender to … Continue reading

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Not America’s Finest Hour

The Bay of Pigs Invasion While writing, yesterday, about Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crash in 1961, I started wondering about the US failed attempt to invade Cuba and remove Fidel Castro from the world stage. It was an embarrassing diplomatic fiasco. … Continue reading

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Is Masada a Myth?

Herod The Great’s Fortification Sometimes, you just have to be there, to get some idea of what’s gone on behind the scenes. This picture, above, reminds me so much of Montsegur. But that’s where I am reminded that the victors … Continue reading

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The Upcoming Saturn/Pluto Conflict

See Matthew 26:52 for the full version I’ve been charting the motions of Saturn and Pluto since their proximity came to my attention in June. Even the Gemini full Moon in December had a surprise element to it. But now … Continue reading

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