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A Civil War Story

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We Americans are now in the final months of our Civil War’s sesquicentennial (1861-1865). Roughly 1,264,000 American soldiers have died in conflicts since our nation’s founding. Of that number, 622,000 died in the… Continue reading

The General, the Pirate, and the Pop Chart!

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In 1959, balladeer Johnny Horton made it to number 27 on the pop charts with his hit “The Battle of New Orleans”.  The song, replete with catchy melody and march pace rhythm, commemorated the… Continue reading

Draw Near and Listen!

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    In the materialistic frenzy that Christmas has become, it can be comforting to pause and focus on the simpler traditions of the season. One of the most delightful things about this… Continue reading

Pardoning the Turkey

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The joke making the rounds of Facebook this month goes something like this: “Your November not going well? Look on the bright side. At least you’re not a turkey.” Awful, I know, but… Continue reading

Thoughts on Creativity

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By Linda Bennett Pennell In another life, I have reason to be very interested in theories pertaining to and research in the areas of learning and cognition. Understanding how the human brain works,… Continue reading