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Freshly Pressed Fails

Have you ever watched a competition and wondered how that contestant made it to the next round?  Have you ever wondered why that couple is still together? Ever watched reality TV and scratched your head around the notion of how some people just don’t get it.   What’;s up […]


I’m uncertain about this image. It was painted on deeply pocked handmade paper from India. But, it was a much appreciated birthday gift from my best friend and wanted to try it out for size. The image got ahead of me really fast with motion upon motion and…

African American Soldiers During the Civil War: Interview with Author Bob Luke

Originally posted on DailyHistory:
Johns Hopkins University Press recently published Soldiering for Freedom: How the Union Army Recruited, Trained, and Deployed the U.S. Colored Troops written by Bob Luke and John David Smith.  After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, African Americans volunteered to fight for the Union.  Soldiering for Freedom…

The History of Doctors Without Borders – Interview with Renée Fox

Originally posted on DailyHistory:
This April John Hopkins University Press published Renée Fox’s new book, Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Médecins Sans Frontières. Renée Fox is currently both a Professor Emerita of Sociology and the Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Fox is a…

Earth and Water

What if all the water on Earth was placed in a single water bubble? That bubble would only cover 860 miles of surface area on earth and raise up 107 miles high. According to Inspiration Green, “Although 71 percent of the Earth is covered in water, that water […]