Category Archive: History and Culture

Jul 13 2017

What We Wish to Be True

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true. Roman general and statesman, Julius Caesar, was born on this day in 100 BC (died March 15, 44 BC). We’ve already talked about that this week. Sort of Et Tuesday, if you will. And this week’s news cycle has played this …

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Jul 05 2017

Not My Circus

Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. American businessman, and co-founder of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, P. T. Barnum, was born on this day in 1810 (died 1891). I miss the circus. But, truth be told, I hadn’t been in years, so I suppose …

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