This links to the sections focusing on 500-1000 A.D, but I bet you can't stop there.
I scanned these from my dad's scrapbook. Pictured here are Trexler Middle School teams from 1966 and 1967, including a triumphant shot of the team as the '66 champs!
The first writing award I ever won was for an "A Day In The Life of Leonardo da Vinci" contest in sixth grade in celebration of da Vinci's 540th birthday. Leo is 559 years young today, and he's still one of my Top 5 All Time Heroes. Happy Birthday, you amazing, astonishing man. Please give … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Leonardo
This is an Operating Certificate for the Hercules Cement Company in Stockertown, issued in 1959 by Lehigh Valley Air Pollution Control and signed by one R. Emmet Doherty. Since 1970, the R. Emmet Doherty Clean Air Award has been presented to a regional air quality leaders in recognition of their service and of Doherty's considerable … Continue reading Fighting Air Pollution in 1959 (Historical Document Images)
Christopher Cocca Ed Koch has a very interesting piece up on RealClearPolitics. I'm not going to get into the Israel-Palestine debate in this post, but I did want to point out Koch's religious eclecticism on matters of the hereafter. I'm not in the business of opining on the eternal fate of people, but I do … Continue reading Ed Koch and the Afterlife of FDR
Blockbuster went up for sale today. For a while now, I've been seeing some funny hacked-by-bankruptcy Blockbuster signs as embattled locations have had neither reason nor resource to change old lights or fix broken letters. My favorite of these is one that simply says BLOC. It's not that the rest of the letters are burned … Continue reading Infographic: Blockbuster For Sale, How Netflix is Like NATO
When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything: the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks. - Fight Club We all know that companies (and specifically, the economic polices set forth by mercantilism) played a huge part in the founding of European America. It's probably safe to assume with … Continue reading The End of the Cold War as Summated by “Brands of the World”