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“Drink water from your own cistern ….” Proverbs 5:15. This verse was interpreted literally by John W. Armstrong in the early 20th century. Armstrong grew up in a family that regularly used urine to treat everything from toothaches to stinging nettles. Although people
Every part of this great nation has local history worth exploring, but, when visiting New England, the history is all-encompassing. You can see it a along the Freedom Trail in Boston. You smell it on the salty sea breezes that
Over the past seventy years, there have been many outstanding movies about World War II. Typically, those movies focus on the battlefield heroics of the soldiers on the ground. The Imitation Game focuses instead on the behind the scenes work
The Fourth of July is traditionally a day filled with family, food, and fireworks. This post is designed add a little intellectual fun to your celebration by offering some patriotic conversation starters. As you enjoy fireworks and picnics, give your brain
On January 15, 1919, after hours of rescue attempts by his fellow firefighters, George Leahey drowned … in a sea of molasses. George Leahey was one of 21 people killed in Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919. The exact cause of this bizarre
No, this is not an article about Prince Harry, although that English Royal has many hearts skipping a beat. And this is not an article about a once heinous royal choice of execution wherein a suspect would have heavier and
When you pass an accident on the side of the road, you look. Admit it. We all do. There is something about tragedies and disasters that make us curious, and it isn’t always the most famous and spectacular disasters that grab
It’s been quite a few years since I sat in my tenth grade history class, but I continue to have a very clear memory of wondering why my textbook was covering Marilyn Monroe. We learned the details about her childhood, her
Once upon a time, there were two little girls named Rebecca and Katy. Those little girls were sisters, but, more importantly, they were friends. One day these sisters were playing Civil War in the front yard of their farm house.