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We should not have to be ashamed of our president.

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American Fascism 2017

It’s easy to throw words like “fascism” around without really thinking about their definitions . . . so I looked the word up, to reexamine it. In my opinion, the “shoe fits,” as the saying goes, whether you call it … Continue reading

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Calvin and Hobbes, and the Peanuts Gang: Describing Christmas in America

The cartoonists Charles Schultz knew, and Bill Watterson knows, an immense amount about the uniquely American way to celebrate Christmas. . Their work speaks for itself.  I hope you enjoy these cartoons, and have both a Happy Christmas and Merry … Continue reading

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The American Historical Clock of War and Peace

The yellow years are ones in which the USA was getting into or out of major wars — or both, in the case of the brief Spanish-American War. The red years are war years, and the blue years are years … Continue reading

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“How Tall Are You?”

When I am asked for my height, anywhere — especially at school — I answer the question honestly. I am 1.80 meters tall. I also live in the USA, one of only three remaining countries (the other two holdouts are … Continue reading

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A Timeline of the Major Wars of the United States of America, in Our Brief History

Because it was, in some ways, a precursor to the American Revolutionary War, this timeline begins with the pre-American-independence French and Indian War. American independence was formally declared during the Revolutionary War, in 1776. Light blue areas are for pre-American … Continue reading

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On “Digging to China”

When I was a little kid, my sister and I dug a big hole, in our front yard, and simply called it “the digging-hole.” It looked a lot like the hole shown above, except for the fact that, during daylight … Continue reading

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