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dale-estey's picture
Nov.12.2009
Kafka partook of all three in Prague, though he felt the city was his prison. Kudos for mentioning that Kafka wrote in one of the houses on Alchemist's Lane (a book of short stories). However, a "tsk tsk" for saying Prague Castle was the setting of Kafka's THE CASTLE. It was not.  ...
veronika-kaufmann's picture
Nov.11.2009
The story of Pope Joan:"For 1,200 years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die--the woman who disguised herself as a man and sat for two years on the papal throne. In this stirring international bestseller, Donna Woolfolk Cross brings the Dark Ages to life in...
doug-brooks's picture
Nov.08.2009
The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 13 There is an admiration of Greek culture in today’s society and has long been acclaimed for its influences on western civilization.  The Athenian empire was established with the triumph over Persian King Xerxes and ended after the battle of Corinth...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Nov.05.2009
Do we teach about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in American schools? Should we? Remember, remember the fifth of November,The gunpowder treason and plot,I know of no reasonWhy the gunpowder treasonShould ever be forgot. LOOK! I buried the lead! WINTERGIRLS made the Publisher's Weekly...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.31.2009
My characters are in a sea battle (on a minor scale - longboats vs. fishing boats) and from one of the boats a shot is fired by a "huckbuk" (there are various spellings). This is (more or less) a prototype of a rifle, though it has no stock. The 'huck' is a hook which is used to support...
gary-harris's picture
Oct.28.2009
Shalloween?   What we think is shallow Just may be a gallow Don’t fall asleep on a true meaning so deep Consider the Eve of All Hallows Human discernment unkeen Historic and modern attrocities unseen Yet in naïve merriment still they say Here comes the “ween” Ten thirty one Merry and mirth...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Oct.27.2009
So my youngest son is a history major, and I've learned about all number of small wars I'd never heard about and large wars in times long gone.  While reading his papers, I've been in Korea, China, Europe, and as of yesterday, French Algeria.  I haven't paid much attention to Algeria, ever, except...
doug-brooks's picture
Oct.26.2009
The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 11 Empires The first world empire according to record is the Babylonian empire under King Nebuchadnezzar in (August of 605 B.C.) the residue of real estate remaining is modern day Iraq. The second empire consisted of the global domination of the Medes...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Oct.25.2009
Today marks St. Crispin’s Day -- a commemoration of two saints, actually: Crispin and Crispinian. According to tradition both men were shoemakers who were martyred at Soissons at the end of the 3rd century. But I don’t generally think of shoes or shoemakers on this day... I think of one of my...
kevin-arnold's picture
Oct.23.2009
I've fallen in love with three different eras in Monterey.  I always love one more than the other two, but the one I love is always changing. In the eighteen forties, the State of California was conceived, voted upon, and set on its way in Monterey.  I discovered this by taking a self-directed...