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Aug 26, 2011
3500 more years of horses

Interesting article from Reuters: “Saudi Arabia discovers 9,000 year-old civilization.”
Saudi Arabia is excavating a new archeological site that will show horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian peninsula, …

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Aug 14, 2011
20 Years of Websites

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this – the first website went live just over 20 years ago (August 6, 1991 to be exact). was the address of the …

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Aug 1, 2011
Tea Party Article

This is a pretty interesting read. I love putting current events into historical context.
How the Tea Party Won the Deal
By Peter Beinart
The Daily Beast – 8 hrs ago
While the details …

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Feb 8, 2011
Ten Years of California Adventure

Wow! How did I miss this today? It’s February 8th!! Today’s the tenth anniversary of Disney’s California Adventure theme park!
Here’s the Orange County Register story on …

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Jan 28, 2011
25 Years since the Challenger

Today’s the 25th anniversary of STS-51-L, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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Jan 16, 2011
Happy Birthday Mac Plus!

Today’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Macintosh Plus – the first Mac my family ever owned.

It’s a far cry from today’s MacBooks and iMacs, but back then it sure was …

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Jan 15, 2011
25 Years of Living Seas

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion (formerly “The Living Seas”).

You might remember that John Ritter hosted the television special that introduced us …

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Jan 11, 2011
Four Years of Awesome

Sunday was the tenth anniversary of iTunes, and apparently also the fourth anniversary of Apple’s iPhone!

I can’t believe that it took me four years to get one …

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Jan 10, 2011
10 Years of iTunes

I missed this yesterday but it’s worth a mention – Apple’s iTunes music player software was released ten years ago, on January 9, 2001.

I for one wouldn’t want to go …

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Jan 10, 2011
Civil War Myths

Nothing steams me more than when people re-write history for their own nefarious purposes. Sure, much of history is subjective, and it generally is written by the victors, but …

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Oct 12, 2010
Cordoba House Parallels

I guess I haven’t talked about the Cordoba House Islamic Center at 51 Park Place on Manhattan for some time, but the other day I ran across a fantastic article …

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Aug 29, 2010
Telegraph Island on Warehouse 13!

So, being a busy summer and all, I’m a bit behind on some of my television shows. Yesterday I caught up on a few of the recent episodes of …

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Aug 7, 2010
One Last Thing on Hiroshima

Some articles about Hiroshima point out that a number of Japanese citizens feel that we should apologize for the atomic attacks: “At Hiroshima Ceremony, a First for a U.S. Envoy.”
I …

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Aug 7, 2010
More on Hiroshima

I’m up at an earlier hour than normal (the cat from Arabia was cold and unhappy, and wanted to share with someone) so I’m reading a little more about Hiroshima …

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Aug 6, 2010

Holy cow – I didn’t realize it was August 6 until listening to NPR on the way home. Today’s the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
I love …

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Jul 17, 2010
Waterford Oil Spill

Today’s the 50th anniversary of an oil spill in North Waterford, Maine.
I never really though about it, but the Portland–Montreal Pipe Line runs through town on its way …

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Jul 17, 2010
Happy Birthday Disneyland

On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
After 55 years, I think it’s safe to say to truly is a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

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May 21, 2010
History is Written … by Texas

Continuing the trend of being controversial today, here’s a clever blog entry “What Would U.S. History Look Like If It Were Written By Texas and Arizona?”
A few of the …

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Apr 23, 2010
New Coke

It was twenty-five years ago today that Coca-Cola revealed “New Coke!”
Twenty-five years!
There are articles (and books) out there that’ll point out every nuanced flaw in completely replacing one’s flagship brand, …

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Apr 1, 2010
It’s Census Day!!

Forget April Fools’ Day, it’s Census Day in my world today. I think I’ve told you my affection for the decennial census (which is Constitutionally mandated – Article I, …

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