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What time is it?

August 3, 2020

 

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Happy Monday

August 3, 2020

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

July 31, 2020

My cat does this.  He matches the floor, too.

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And in other news . . .

July 30, 2020

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Interactive geography

July 30, 2020

I saw this article on wordlessTech and was reminded of that episode of the West Wing when the map revision advocates visited the White House.

Click on this link to access the interactive map

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Some days I feel like that

July 29, 2020

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What am I noting today?

July 28, 2020

Today is recognized as Buffalo Soldier Day

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The original Buffalo Soldiers were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866:

  • 9th Cavalry Regiment
  • 10th Cavalry Regiment
  • 24th Infantry Regiment
  • 25th Infantry Regiment
  • Second 38th Infantry Regiment

Although several African-American regiments were raised during the Civil War as part of the Union Army (including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the many United States Colored Troops Regiments), the “Buffalo Soldiers” were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.

On September 6, 2005, Mark Matthews, the oldest surviving Buffalo Soldier, died at the age of 111. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

-wikipedia

-painting by Ezra Tucker

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A little virus humor for Monday

July 27, 2020

 

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What am I sappy hamster blogging?

July 24, 2020

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Who’s your daddy?

July 20, 2020

When told that he resembled his grandfather, photographer Drew Gardner launched into a project exploring families and history.

The photo above is of Hugo de Salis, the 4th great-grandson of Napoleon juxtaposed with the portrait of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. This ongoing project is titled, “The Descendants.”

Here are some more images from the series:

Helen Pankhurst, great grand-daughter of women’s rights activist, Emeline Pankhurst.

Frederick Douglass and Kenneth Morris, Douglass’s third great grand-son.

Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, the 15th great grand-daughter of Lisa del Giocondo. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci.

Thomas Jefferson’s portrait by Rembrandt Peale and Shannon LaNier, Jefferson’s sixth great grand-son.

from This is Colossal