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Back in the 1970’s … wait?  You don’t want to go there?  But maybe you would have if you had been me and I was indulging in my party decade.  I went to so many par(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) Back in the 1970’s … wait?  You don’t want to go there?  But maybe you would have if you had been me and I was indulging in my party decade.  I we(more..)


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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with(more..)


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Memorial Day holiday weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer for most people. It means barbeques, travel, going to the beach, etc. It is a three day weekend that many try to extend to f(more..)


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(by Chris Sharp) For the time being, I have had it with trying to write about the usual things.  With this piece, I am going to confine myself to being a travel writer, recommending here three(more..)


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For the time being, I have had it with trying to write about the usual things.  With this piece, I am going to confine myself to being a travel writer, recommending here three battlefields tha(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) A salient aspect of teaching high school students some history is my asking, “How many in this room want to hear another story about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson?”&n(more..)


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For some time now, Saudi Arabia has been served as an introductory course in traditional Islam for our American purposes.   I believe this has been so because there are two key words in e(more..)


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Easter, the principal festival of the Christian church year, celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. The origins of Easter date to the beginnings of Chri(more..)


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(From history.com) St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed t(more..)