Category Archives: History Buff

The Turncoat Body

I’ve always thought of myself as a healthy person, fortunate in a body compliant with my physical ideals. That same body, to whom I’ve been very kind in recent years, recently turned on me in two separate ways. While neither … Continue reading

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Back to It

On January 6, 1759, George Washington married the widowed Martha Dandridge Custis, making her and her two surviving children active characters in 18th century U.S. history. On January 6, 2012, my mother’s eldest sibling married a sweetheart he’d dated six … Continue reading

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5,000 More Birthday Candles for Stonehenge?

There is so much we don’t know about pre-historic civilizations… like, what their names were, their language and how they ended. One thing seems to happen repeatedly in our quest for understanding, however – we discover that we do not … Continue reading

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Life on My Mind

As I said to a world-weary friend on Monday: “Being an adult with access to information is exhausting.” Work, family, Korea, taxes, questionable food sources, social obligations, blasts at public events… It’s a lot to take in every day. I … Continue reading

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Science. History. Progress?

For better or for worse, I’m kinda swamped in work at the moment. But I wanted to drop in to share two pieces of information that I’ve enjoyed so far this week. First, did you know they found Richard III … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Borgias

After I’d guilty pleasured my way through all four seasons of The Tudors, I was on the hunt for another, equally enticing, historical TV drama. Searching through the streaming options on Netflix gave me Borgia. I’d heard about the show, … Continue reading

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The History of Dentistry

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while… in fact it tried to post itself without my permission last week. The idea came to me after we had our routine six month check ups. I have … Continue reading

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Dutch, Part 4 of ?

Parts I, II and III, if you so desire. IV William, the heir to the English throne of his father Henry I, was drowned after the wreck of a new royal ship in 1120. The ship was painted white, and … Continue reading

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Hypatia: Story and Symbol

Last week, we watched a movie called Agora. The film took place in the late 4th and early 5th centuries C.E., during a time of Roman decline, growing Christian power and a tragic loss of human knowledge. Agora centers around … Continue reading

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Dutch, Part 2 of ?

As hinted, I am going to make a biweekly departure from the ‘Friday Freelancer Report’ to bring you something a little spicier. This week, it’s the second installation of an experimental piece I started a number of years ago. For … Continue reading

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