Know Thy History

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So humbled and appreciative to be on the other side of an horrific week, literally living hell: murderous Gosnell abortionist on trial, Islamic extremist Boston bombers, ricin mailed to Obama plus one, and the West, Texas explosion. Counting blessings and hugging the ones we love. You know it’s a busy week in news when the egotistical brat known as Justin Bieber comments on the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam patronage directory ‘she would’ve been a Belieber’ like his other tween followers. He needs to get the shit beat out of him in a bar fight. He’ll get there, no doubt. I don’t think he’s old enough to drink yet. As we know, everything ‘goes down in history’. Let us not … Read More

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Words in Spine

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This list of the 25 top books every kid should know (or own, or read) brought back great memories. Which is your favorite? I haven’t posted a literary update in almost 2 months. Granted, one of these books took about a month itself. Hillary Mantel is a British author whom writes narratives based on fact, framed inside pivotal historical moments. A Place of Greater Safety is set during the French Revolution. It is long, slow, and completely worth it. All the great characters like Robespierre, Marquis de Lafayette, and Marie Antoinette are here. I follow Rolf Potts on twitter. He is one of the most prolific travel writers and has been in Conde’ Nast publications, sponsored by National Geographic, seen … Read More

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Captured

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The reason behind those stern looks of the Victorian era have finally been explained. Check out this awesome history of photography I love history. I especially love the seedy side of history. Humans are such clever, manipulative and ‘noir’ creatures. Are some of us still living out the primitive, survival of the fittest scenarios? Check out the 10 greatest heists in history. Whether some part of you wants to be stealthy & sleuth like James Bond, or you just appreciate great tech, here are some super cool 2GB USB cuff links. I want!

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