“It was raining bodies.”

3 October, 2015
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I read to escape. My job brings me no small level of worry and stress some days, and if I couldn’t turn to some healthy method of decompression come bedtime, I’d sleep even less than I do now. So I look forward …

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Well, cut off m’legs & call me Shorty

7 June, 2015
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Who’s that whisperin’ in the trees? It’s two sailors, and they’re on leave. Pipes and chains and swingin’ hands — who’s your daddy? Yes, I am. Until this morning, I had absolutely no idea that the story of the song …

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Spooky history

12 April, 2015
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A while back, Groupon had a deal on tickets to tour the Ohio State Reformatory, the now-famous 19th-century prison where parts of movies such as The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One and others were filmed. (A dozen TV shows and music videos have also …

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Voices, long silenced, speak

30 November, 2014
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“Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn” Robert Burns, Man was made to mourn: A Dirge (1784) This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most ruthless and unnecessary “battles” in American history, when 675 Colorado militia slaughtered between …

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IBFD

6 June, 2014
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The sixth of June is famous (and infamous) for three reasons, among others: Today, we commemorate D-Day, when Allied Forces invaded the shores of Normandy in northern France 70 years ago, in what is remembered as a battle won, but at a horrifying cost. …

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