In All Seriousness

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There’s a lot to take in regarding the current war zone of despair racking Ukraine. Let’s recap, out of Quartz Yanukovych’s days were numbered.  That is when opposition protesters poured into Independence Square in loud defiance of a law pushed through by Yanukovych that effectively outlawed public dissent. An axiom of such situations is that strongmen are in trouble when protesters stop fearing bullets, and so it was for Yanukovych on Jan. 28—shots were fired, but his opponents stayed put and stubbornly demanded his resignation. To defuse the situation, he had parliament reverse itself, and he pushed out his prime minister. But events already were set in motion. Yesterday, Yanukovych agreed to accelerate elections that were scheduled for next February. And … Read More

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One Summer

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On the precipice of winter, this is the book you should read. One Summer by Bill Bryson 3 short months during 1927 a numerous amount of historically pivotal things occurred. It almost seems fantastical the list, the people, the industries, the evolution of our American psyche. Here’s a bullet point idea: The first Atlantic plane crossing and the history of aviation and Charles Lindbergh The evolution of baseball, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (sports bore me, but i loved reading about this, if that says anything) The first crime catalyst for the electric chair, the couple(s) killed, and the worst bombings to date The Model T as the first vehicle, the first televisions, and the first ‘talkies’ non-silent movies Calvin … Read More

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