A couple of weeks ago, Gallup released a massive Health Insurance Survey which noted that the uninsured rate nationally fell from 17.3% to 13.8%. On the one hand, yay Obamacare! On the other hand, ...
Charles Dickens has always been a progressive hero of mine. Through his books and his many newspaper articles and serials, Dickens was able to exert social pressure that was unheard of before that ...
I felt like I was gonna puke.
We rode the bus on over from Jersey, on over the bridge, on into Manhattan.
I didn't have a watch, didn't wear one then, and don't wear one now.
But I knew the ...
William Caxton started printing in Westminster (England) in 1476. His publication of Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first print bestseller in English. While the printing press helped ...
For most Americans now living, those long-ago events were as unthinkable as they were forgotten. In Little Rock , Arkansas (1957), Oxford , Mississippi (1962), ...
No not I.C.E. Ice.
Believe it or not, this diary was inspired by the meta pie fight de jur about whether or not there has ever been a Golden Age in America. Clearly there has not, but there was a ...
More than half of all American adults go shopping to improve their mood. “Let’s go shopping” is often a form of “retail therapy.” Studies have found that one-fifth of Americans go shopping ...
By the 1890s, the bicycle was creating a social revolution in the United States. Nearly two million bicycles were being manufactured each year and were being sold throughout the country. People who ...
The sudden cooling of Europe, triggered by collapse of the global thermohaline circulation in the north Atlantic and the slowing of the Gulf Stream has been popularized by the movies and the ...
Prologue : This past weekend I posted two diaries on slot canyons: Antelope Canyon (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/30/1196066/-DKos-Tour-Series-Antelope-Canyon-Page-Arizona)