Tag Archives: history

With Grateful Thanks

Throughout time, people have celebrated times of thanksgiving, occasions during which they paused to consider the blessings of a year, a decade, a lifetime … as well as the lives of others who’ve blessed them. When Abraham Lincoln declared an official time of Thanksgiving, it was 1863 – war was still raging. But he took time out […]

A Little Speech

Today is the one-hundred fifty-first anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s delivery of what became known as the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln’s “little speech” (running less than 300 words and delivered in about two minutes) followed the two-hour oration (nearly 14,000 words) of Edward Everett, a Massachusetts man who served as a governor, a congressman, a senator, a […]

Doomed To Repeat

Apparently, there are several people who have observed some variation of the quote:  those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Among those to whom this concept is attributed are Edmund Burke and George Santayana. As a child, history didn’t make it to my Top 3 list. I’ve come to believe that was […]

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