Monthly Archives: July 2014

“Listen my children, and you shall hear…”

… of my “trip” to Bahston!

Actually, it was more of a 9-hour layover. But I’ve always wanted to go to Bahston, home of the American Revolution, where names like Pauhl Revere and everyone of the Adams family are cahved into stone.

Um … not quite.

And so instead of camping out in the aihport all day, I hopped a cab downtown to see the sights. My seat pahtner, a Bahston native, recommended a good place to staht with the city was Faneuil Hall. So I did.

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Ephemera (or random tidbits)

The problem(??) with history is that it just keeps on coming. So when you turn around there’s layers upon layers upon layers, like a really, really, really thick slice of baklava. Like Mesosoic baklava. With nuts. Because History is full of nuts.

There have been many historical anniversaries of late, almost too many to keep track of:

  • A bunch of Civil War 150th Anniversaries: Monocacy, Ft. Stevens (the only time a sitting [well, standing] President came under direct fire), The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Kennesaw Mountain, Mobile Bay, while Atlanta is coming up in about a week. And those are just some of the big names. In fact, just go check out this link because I’m linking from here anyway.
  • The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Interesting. WWI was began 50 years after the Civil War.
  • The 70th anniversary of DDay.
  • The City of Alexandria celebrated its 2xxth birthday with fireworks.
  • And apparently today is the 2xxth Bastille Day, celebrated by the French and, I suppose, Americans pretending to have a global outlook.

To commemorate this, have some music:
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Happy Birthday Murica!

As you all know (I hope), the 4th of July in the Year of Our Lord 1776 is recognized as America’s birthday, making this the 238th birthday of FREEDOM.

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