American Outlaws: Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid had many names. He was born William Henry McCarty Jr. on November 23, 1859 in New York City. Some of his aliases were Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim, and William Bonney. His life of crime started in youth after the death of his mother to tuberculosis when he was only 15. He and […]

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Women of America: Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson and her family arrived in America on September 18, 1634 and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  A controversial woman of religious fervor, she held meetings in her home for the women of Boston.  She taught that salvation was through faith only and not dictated by church attendance or by the laws of the church. […]

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Childhood Tales of the Great Depression and Drought

While waiting to checkout at the grocery store I overhear a man telling the cashier how dry it is in far Western Oklahoma. He said, “It is so dry the grasshoppers don’t even bother to stop to take a nibble cause there’s nothing to eat.” Listening to their conversation took me back to one of […]

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Never Give Up

Diana Nyad, a long distance swimmer, finally succeeded on her fifth try at attaining her arduous swimming goal today, Monday, September 2, 2013, at the age of 64.  She swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. Although the area is shark infested, she did not use the protection of a shark cage. Let her be an […]

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Hong Kong Typhoon on September 13, 2009

I grew up in tornado alley, so many tornadoes have come and gone over me, beside me, yet thankfully, not through me, in my life. However, a typhoon, something you don’t see when surrounded by plains land, was not something I had ever experienced until 2009. I was visiting Hong Kong at the time and ignorant […]

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Napoleon Hill: Habits of Success

It was the late 19th century, during the industrial revolution, a time when some men made riches well beyond the average American, that Andrew Carnegie made his great wealth in the steel industry. A philanthropist he funded an important and influential project that would take 20 years to complete. The 1908 Carnegie funded project was conducted by Napoleon Hill. […]

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