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In 1853 Commodore Matthew C. Perry brought the American Navy to Japan and forced Japan to end its policy of isolation from the rest of the world. In the negotiations, the Japanese government had ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 08:18 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
We're talking about Wendy Davis: Meet Senator Wendy Davis from Generation TX on Vimeo .
by grog
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
In 1830 Red Jacket, the most famous Seneca orator, died in New York at the age of 74. Seneca writer, historian, and archaeologist Arthur Caswell Parker described the deathbed scene this way: “
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 06:57 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
The congressional office of Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann has announced that Christian Lights Publishers , of Emmaus, MN will be publishing the congresswoman's autobiography. The biography ...
by MARTinNJ
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed May 29, 2013 at 06:40 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
General Alexandre Dumas, Musée Alexandre Dumas, Villers-Cotterëts Tom Reiss' book, The Black ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
If you've seen the Sistine Chapel, you know how sublime it is. I'm not surprised that they failed fifteen times before they got it right. Some stories bring epiphanies, they strike you like light ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 03:41 PM PST with 44 Recommends
by shortfinals
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:52 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Henry Cloud was born in 1884 (1882 or 1886 according to some sources) to the Winnebago Bear Clan (or possibly the Bird Clan) on the reservation in northeastern Nebraska. His tribal name was Wo-Na-Xi-...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:06 AM PST with 31 Recommends
My doctoral work was a trifecta of marginalized scholarship since I attained an EdD (shunned second cousin to the PhD) by preparing a qualitative dissertation (closeted step-cousin of the sainted ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 07:13 AM PST with 1 Recommend
I normally don't recommend reading David Brooks to anyone with high blood pressure or an allergy to smug condescension, but today Brooks is worth a look. He reveals the truth behind the Etch-A-...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 04:33 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Here at the end of youth, turning 30 at the end of this year, I find myself dwelling more and more on the past. This isn't what you'd call a midlife crisis - I'm making no desperate attempts to ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 03:14 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas are quite probably the best known Lesbian couple in history, most likely because they wrote about themselves and that made them celebrities of a sort. We'll ...
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
When the Europeans first encountered the Indian nations of North America they assumed that leadership must be inherited through the male line. That is, the “king” was always the son of the ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 07:43 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Tolkien is hobbit forming -Anonymous American Graffito One of the hallmarks of a professor is never knowing when to stop talking. Or writing. I had ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 122 comments on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
Four years ago this Thursday, a college junior named Richard took his girlfriend out to dinner. On the way back to campus, he led his girlfriend to a white gazebo in the middle of the local ...
by Elsinora
Comment Count 64 comments on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 02:58 PM PDT with 154 Recommends
Hiya Kossacks! So here is the stone-skinny; I am thinking about writing a biography about my Dad. I think (ya'll are welcome to tell me I am wrong) that he had an interesting life story. He was ...
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Usually adding data to your family ...
by Jim H
Comment Count 115 comments on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:05 AM PST with 16 Recommends
"As a kid I was the youngest member of my family" are the opening words to Kurt Vonnegut's final collection of essays,
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 07:52 AM PST with 8 Recommends
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 08:33 AM PST with 37 Recommends
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 08:11 AM PDT with 39 Recommends