Tag Archives: History

Vicariously Exploring Malta

Awhile back (OK, like six months ago), one of my favorite websites, Slate.com, ran a series on the tiny island of Malta, and I found it fascinating. I just reread it. I love, love, love reading about little, out of … Continue reading

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The London Riots

It’s been a week of bad news. Really. Bad. News. We had finally made it through the debt ceiling debacle, only to have our credit rating downgraded and the stock market plummet. Thirty American service men gave their lives in … Continue reading

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Postcard from home (Washington, D.C.)

Today is Flag Day, the 236th Birthday of the U.S. Army and last but not least, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s (Think Uncle Tom’s Cabin.) 200th birthday. 2011 also marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11 and the war in Afghanistan, the 150th … Continue reading

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In defense of the royal wedding

Today, like millions of Americans, I got up at the insanely early hour of four a.m. to watch the royal wedding. I’m not, by the way, a morning person. My husband, who was disgusted by the whole thing, thought I … Continue reading

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