Category Archives: Geography

Just 14 States Choose America’s Next President

If you live in one of the states shown in gold, congratulations — both the Trump and Clinton campaigns want your vote, for you live in a “battleground” or “toss-up” state, or at least one that only slightly “leans Democrat” … Continue reading

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Explaining China, Part II: What Do I Know, About China, and How Did I Learn It?

In the map above, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is shown in red, while the Republic of China (ROC) is shown in yellow. “Barbarian” nations (from the point of view of the Han, or the ethnic group we call … Continue reading

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Explaining China, Part I: The Scope of This Series, Which Includes the PRC, the ROC, the Han, and Greater China

I’m bringing a new topic to my blog. I’m going to attempt to explain things about China, the largest nation in which the Han (that’s the way to write, in English, the Chinese name for the Chinese people, as an … Continue reading

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Is This What’s Going On? A Set of Questions of Global Concern.

I have a set of conjectures, and want input from my friends and blog-followers about them. How much of this has actually happened over the past months, weeks, and days?   1. The Chinese have been buying huge amounts of … Continue reading

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Arch (a painting from 2003)

Media used: acrylic on canvas. Although I have not yet seen it in person, this painting is based on images I have seen of Delicate Arch, in Utah’s Arches National Park.

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The Tragedy of Modern American History

The tragedy of modern American history: we fought our bloodiest war to date, and ended slavery, in the 1860s. Race, a difficult issue in the USA, to say the least, could have started to become less of an issue — … Continue reading

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The Great State of Memphis?

This is a real ad. Except from cropping away the rest of the webpage where I found it, I did not alter it. When did Memphis gain statehood?

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