Watching 9/11 all year long

  I have always struggled to know why I, along with many others, watch footage of 911 every year … also several times throughout the year. It seems ghoulish, it seems like we just relive a snuff film in real time every moment. For me, there is a sense of guilt that comes with it …

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Sort of a strange little photo making its way around the…

Sort of a strange little photo making its way around the internet..  The painting is called Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield Mr Pynchon was a successful fur trader who founded Springfield, Massachusetts.. The painting is from 1937.. Most historians say the mystery object is a mirror – used widely in the 17th century But …

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As Beltane became May Day.. as history turns

One important aspect of May Day often overlooked, along with the Beltane origins, is organized religion worked to overtake the pagan or communist roots with those of the more religiously themed .. Since the 18th century, many Roman Catholics have observed May – and May Day – with various May devotions to the Blessed Virgin …

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A look into history: The Woman Who Thought This Was the Solution to Painful Childbirth, Until She Died Trying It

A look into history: The Woman Who Thought This Was the Solution to Painful Childbirth, Until She Died Trying It: KRISTINE GADDY WRITES, A German nurse led Charlotte Carmody to the “dearest room imaginable,” with blue and white walls and white frilled curtains. She was expecting a baby boy, and the beauty of the room …

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A graphic for those unclear as to who we are and where we came…

A graphic for those unclear as to who we are and where we came from… Today’s revelations concerning early life on earth–for some reason–remind me of the REM song HOW THE WEST WAS WON AND WHERE IT GOT US.. A somber song for reflection on how, but yet how little, we have come. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BC07l2_zKU?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=540&h=405]