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This is the grave of the Boston Massacre dead. So here’s the thing about the Boston Massacre: it’s one of these super-patriotic moments when our ancestors stood up to those damned lobsterbacks, etc. But this was really a bunch of jerks acting like thugs in the street, throwing rocks and ice at the British soldiers. […]
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This is the grave of Fred Rogers. Born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, easily the best thing to ever come out of that town and that VERY MUCH includes Rolling Rock, he went to Dartmouth in 1946 and then transferred to Rollins College in Florida, graduating in 1951 with a music composition degree. He married […]

Music Notes

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On June 16, 2018

It’s time for an entirely too long post about music. It’s too long because I didn’t get around to finishing anything while I kept listening to new albums and reading new stories. Wel

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Well this sounds awesome. Werner Herzog is coming to television as the director and executive producer of “Fordlandia,” a new series set in the 1920s and based on Henry Ford’s attempt to built a Utopian society in the heart of the Amazon. The series is being developed by Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group, which […]
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This is the grave of Melville Fuller. Arguably the worst Supreme Court justice of all time, Fuller was born in Augusta, Maine in 1833. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1853, briefly attended Harvard Law, ran a newspaper in Maine for awhile, moved to Chicago and got involved in Democratic politics. In 1860, he was Stephen […]

The Trump Purges

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On June 13, 2018

In the hell after 11/8, a date equivalent to 9/11 as a national disaster, my thoughts revolved around a longer time frame, in the sense that I realized that the Obama administration was probably going

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