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Did quilts help guide escaped slaves to safety? Did different quilt blocks have specific meanings to slaves, perhaps based on their African past? Was the pattern of stitches and knots informative ...
by Melanie in IA
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM PST with 88 Recommends
Curious, that little thing called "faith". I've never been one to deride the faith of any person, or any religion. But I do often wonder why faith is so often tied to a symbol that it causes ...
by wmtriallawyer
Comment Count 199 comments on Mon Nov 20, 2006 at 07:34 AM PST with 75 Recommends
Just Words Pictured above, an image, consisting of words. Just words. Sticks and stones will break my bones But words will never harm me. 1 A silly rhyme. A child's rhyme. A rhyme meant to ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST with 54 Recommends
We don't know exactly who came up with the invented word "Homeland" back in the days after 9-11, but clearly it was a word meant to promote fear, jingoism, and unquestioning patriotism. No matter ...
by flitedocnm
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM PST with 26 Recommends
by onetwostep
Comment Count 83 comments on Fri May 26, 2006 at 04:27 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Sometimes a Chair is just a Chair; And sometimes a Chair is a symbol of something, that is too often, missing ... as in these GOP Chairs that are all strangely vacant: ---------
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 03:43 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
by Renee in Ohio
Comment Count 62 comments on Wed Jul 05, 2006 at 04:54 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
From Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac we learn that today is Umberto Eco's birthday. So: Happy Birthday Umberto! It's the ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 08:09 PM PST with 17 Recommends
I know that this may be a breach of protocol, as I just diaried this yesterday . If you have never heard of The White Knot, ...
by Random Excess
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 08:50 AM PST with 15 Recommends
by Patriot for Al Gore
Comment Count 55 comments on Sat Dec 31, 2005 at 09:50 AM PST with 15 Recommends
‘Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism’
by jimstaro
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun May 31, 2009 at 04:25 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
by thor
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Dec 24, 2005 at 12:43 AM PST with 10 Recommends
The Peace Symbol Celebrates Its 57th Birthday, But Still No Peace Gerald Holtom, an artist and conscientious objector, created the Peace Symbol on February 21,1958. According to Christopher Driver, ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 12:36 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Given the increasing appearance of posts like Clear Eyes' from today and MinistryofTruth's from Oct. 10 , I've about had it with the bloviating, neo-Confederate racist jackass wastes of oxygen who ...
by Railfan
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 09:16 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
by Miss Devore
Comment Count 82 comments on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:48 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Note: My goal in writing this diary is to promote discussion if nothing else. Please comment if you agree. Comment if you disagree. Above all, comment if you have ideas! What I'm really after here, ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:31 AM PST with 8 Recommends
by howardfromUSA
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Jul 23, 2006 at 10:47 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
by thewhiterabbit
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri May 19, 2006 at 09:29 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The history of the use of a Jackass to symbolize the Democratic Party had it's start with President Andrew Jackson .
by Angie in WA State
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jan 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Yesterday I started a series of diaries reviewing a recent book by Dorion Sagan:
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 04:45 PM PST with 6 Recommends