Category Archives: history

The Most Expensive Typo in Legislative History

When I was a public Internet manager, a client brought a handwritten affidavit who wanted it to be word processed. While I was doing it, I came across a sentence saying, ‘…I jumped ON the van…’ I told the client … Continue reading

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How a Journalist Works in 1966

First known photo of a surfer, Hawaii 1890 24 Photos That Give Lesson and Tell History  

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2 Rebels Who Made ‘Filibuster’ Famous

Filibuster simply means ‘to obstruct or delay’. The Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal wrote El Filibusterismo as a protest against the Spanish Occupation of his country. He told his friend Ferdinand Blumentritt that the word “filibustero” is very little … Continue reading

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Whenever I miss the days when life was simple and pollution of every kind was almost non-existent, I read this essay which was forwarded to me. I posted it not to plagiarize but because I think the essay is very … Continue reading

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Rethinking How We Teach English

If you search for the the stats about the quality of elementary and high school education in the US, you’ll probably learn that it’s steadily getting worse. Here’s a great reference: Before we belong to the ELITE college grads, … Continue reading

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Unpublished Mark Twain Collection Goes Public

Today is the death Centennial of Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorne Clemens in real life) and Sotheby will put to auction his collection titled ‘A Family Sketch’ which is a tribute to his daughter Olivia. ‘The collection, which belonged to late … Continue reading

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The Daughter of Time -History Investigated

I’ve managed to buy a 1951 crime/mystery book The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey which the New York Times praised as ‘One of the best mysteries of all time’. What makes the book unique is that Tey’s sleuth Alan … Continue reading

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