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Africa’s (Actually the World’s) Deadliest Animal Shows Compassion

Originally posted on cyrakitty:
If you were to ask a group of people what they thought Africa’s deadliest animal was – not including insects – you will probably get a diverse group of answers from reptiles like the Puff Adder,…

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The Shocking Masks Of War

Today’s (May 28) Mail Online has a fascinating article about a unique art program for soldiers suffering from PTSD. In the program, the troops devise masks to express the emotional trauma they are going through. Three of these, courtesy of … Continue reading

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New Post Up At Facets Of History

A Ship Debased: The Gleb Boky

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First, an apology to my friends…

as well as any casual readers who may be interested. It’s been ten months since my plan to juggle two blogs and since I’ve posted anything. Sometimes, however, life interferes with blogging (or, indeed, with anything we really want to … Continue reading

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An Announcement Concerning History Posts

When I first started this it was intended to just be something fun to do, blogging about all sorts of things that I am personally interested in.  Over the last year, however, it has become apparent to me that it … Continue reading

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Another Talented Musician, Another Great Anti-war Song.

When I asked some time ago where all the anti-war songs of today were, I was seriously concerned that contemporary music was not playing the role it did in the sixties. I shouldn’t have worried. Here’s another great response to … Continue reading

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When the Fourth of July wasn’t something to celebrate

During the French and Indian Wars George Washington participated as an officer of  Virginian colonial troops, although he was occasionally given nominal command over small units of British regulars. The French and British had both claimed sovereignty over the confluence of … Continue reading

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