What better way to celebrate than by talking about the story of Paul Bunyan and some of his Tall Tale colleagues. Continue reading
Leonardo da Vinci, a polymath artist and scientist, died on May 2 1519. The artist that shaped and led the Italian Renaissance, died in France.
Milad un Nabi is the Muslim celebration of the birth of the Prophet. It is much like Christmas for Christians. Continue reading
Every Thanksgiving Break I get a chance to binge read between paper writing sessions. So here’s the five books I read over the break. Continue reading
October has a long history with the military. In 1346 Scottish forces were encouraged to attack the British in order to help France during the Hundred Years’ War. The Second Battle of Kosovo happened in 1448. Nine men were executed in 1660 for having signed the death warrant of Charles I. The men had participated in an attempted coup in 1649 and were sentenced once the monarchy was restored. Continue reading
National Video Game Day, perhaps one of America’s silliest national holidays. But I say embrace the silly and enjoy the day. How? There are so many ways.
Olympic Archery rounds and Football (Soccer for us Americans) matches are underway. Tomorrow the remaining sports will begin matches, games, races, bouts and so on.
The Olympics have a long history and one that we may not properly appreciate. Even the events have an important historical significance. Take the marathon for example. Continue reading