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The Bazaar, the Wicked and the Downright Crazy is an unexpected journey into human action--it is "our" story as a species, as a people and as individuals. If you are a thinker, you will probably relish in this piece as it is a little bazaar, a little wicked and maybe even a little crazy in and of itself. Yet, it finds it way into the promising and positive. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
Tokyo Rose was an appellation thrown out by Allied servicemen during WWII in reference to English-speaking women broadcasting propaganda from Japan. Tokyo Rose was not a real woman; but one real woman was accused of, and went to prison for, allegedly being this fictional woman. Her name was Iva Ikuko Toguri d'Aquino.
Patsy Cline is a must read for any fan--it is a trip down memory lane and a picture gallery of nostalgic country stars of the past. If you are a music lover, you will probably truly love this piece. It is all about one of the most admired, remembered and cherished American singers to ever record a song and you'll be able to hear her too!
Folk hero, legend, killer of 21 men before he reached the age of 21? Or, in reality, an adenoidal moron, a lucky bastard whose luck finally ran out? The complete picture of the man/boy known more infamously today as Billy The Kid will likely never be clearly drawn.
Civilization: A Short Unexpected Journey through a Religious Past is an article I believe will captivate the thinker--not because I have written it so well but because of the subject matter itself--Certainly if you are a member of one of the 3-big world religions, you will discover this article to be thought-prevoking if nothing else. It is after all your history and your future.
The story of Islam, for those open-minded enough to explore it as a purely historical narrative, is as riveting as anything found in the classic collection of fantasy tales, The 1,001 Nights. And, much like The 1,001 Nights, Islam has its Scheherazade.
A Most Unexpected History of America is indeed,a journey into a most thought-provking and often shocking past. While the text covers the historic roads well traveled, it is the "side trips" that promises to intrigue and excite you. It is a longer piece, packed with pictures, so poor a glass of wine or cup of coffee, lean back and enjoy...
This is a series that spans 100 years of the romance of music and the reality of history in a mixture of Americana that takes the reader down memory lane into a mindscape of feelings and thoughts. This segment travels between 1950 and 1969 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!
Burke and Hare were a pair of serial murderers operating in Edinburgh in the early nineteenth century. The result of their actions was a change to how anatomy was done in the country, with greater regulation and an increase in the supply of corpses, in order to remove the circumstances that resulted in these murders.
Improving communication skills in order to become an effective communicator is an essential skill to learn. Everyone is born with a clean slate, adapting to the world around him or her and learning as they go. The excellent thing about communication is that like most skills, this can be...
How to Make a Home More Green Energy EfficientRecently, we have begun to witness an increased emphasis on the importance of environmental friendly, and energy efficient, technologies. The truth is, however, that the "green" movement isn't new by any means. Fortunately, there are many simple things that each and every one of us can do make our homes even that much more green energy efficient, that won't wreck or ruin a family who is living on a tight budget. If you have already begun thinking of ways to save money on your energy bills, then you have certainly reached this article in time. The smart changes that I present can really manifest in decreased energy bills, considerable savings, and a more eco-friendly consideration, especially in the long term.As a general background beyond society's desire to "go green", it has been shown that entire communities can benefit from these clear and distinct initiatives, whether pursued on the national level or within the confines of our own homes. After all, we have to begin somewhere. To make your home "green" simply means that you are taking the necessary steps to decrease our natural overconsumption of energy sources by using natural heating and cooling devices. Not only are we concerned about overconsumption of resources, but we are also concerned with providing renewable energy alternatives like wind and solar panels. These two energy sources, in particular, has also proven to be environmental friendly as well as cost effective in the long term. [read the rest]
Between AMC's hit with The Walking Dead and the long awaited film remake of Max Brooks' novel World War Z, zombies seem to working their way further into people's hearts and minds. And then possibly eating them. However, zombie literature is not just limited to World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide. Oh yes, it goes far beyond those two classic zombie novels. Some of the best zombie books tell of the struggles of survivors during the zombie apocalypse, others tell the sad tales of sentient zombies trying to live normal lives after undeath.
I ran into a friend the other day, and we were excited to see each other, it had been a long time. We hugged and then she asked me a question, and as I answered the question I could see her eyes dart to her cell phone.
Astronaut Mark Watney is believed to have been killed when the Mars mission he is on is forced to leave ahead of schedule. Only he's not dead, and he has to survive on a barren world with limited supplies whilst NASA tries to work out a way to bring him home.
It is my experience that the more positive habits you have in your life, the more emotional happiness you will experience. Instead of telling you things you should do to make increase your emotional satisfaction, I've created a list of bad habits you should try to correct. Not only will they make you happier, they will also make you a better person.