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  • It Was Decided Alphabetically by John Rayburn 6/30/2015 12:45:22 PM
    I haven’t posted a blog in quite some time, due to more things than I’m going to tell you. Let’s just say it was busy, busy, busy and let it go at that, okay? With your approval, here is my termination of dereliction. At one time the ... more

  • My forth coming book “Immortal Legends of Incredible India” by Vanshika Kasturi 6/28/2015 12:39:08 AM
    RELEASING ON 15th AUGUST 2015.......Friends it will be available at all leading online stores.... more

  • An Absolutely Amazing Place by John Rayburn 5/29/2015 6:20:17 AM
    In spite of having around 300,000 visitors year, this is the story of a place in the mid-United States that some feel should perhaps be rated with the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Most people when questioned would know nothing about i... more

  • Confusion Is Just a State of Mind, So Pay No Heed To It by John Rayburn 5/20/2015 9:15:14 AM
    In Latin his name was Americus Vespucius and apparently that’s what German cartographer Martin Waldseemüler decided to call the “New World,” using the feminine form “America” for what we know as the Brazilian part of the newly discovered cont... more

  • The China syndrome by Lucille 5/9/2015 8:11:03 AM
    Not just "History"... more

  • Americans R Us by STEPHEN A CARTER 4/27/2015 12:45:01 PM
    : For over two hundred years America has been blessed by men and women of courage, foresight and innovation. Therefore Americans R US is an innovative approach wherein 100 illustrated short poems and intros make important people, places and events... more

  • His Boots Are Floating Around in Space Somewhere by John Rayburn 4/27/2015 12:12:36 PM
    After Neil Armstrong took that first famous step out onto the moon his quote at the time has become just as famous, if not more so, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Television showed his footprint in the powdery surface ... more

  • Americans R Us by STEPHEN A CARTER 4/14/2015 4:37:54 PM
    A first of its kind, this unique book of Americana contains 100 short poems, prose and pictures that covers the period 1776 to 1976 and pulls no punches. Although there are 1000’s of examples of Americana, this book contains the essence of America ra... more

  • More About Names of U.S. Places and Things by John Rayburn 4/5/2015 12:01:31 PM
    This follows on the heels of a similar posting on March 26. A “long tidal river” was the reason for the state of Connecticut getting its name, not unusual because several other states were named for a main river that flowed thr... more

  • Sometimes Unusual to Say the Least by John Rayburn 3/26/2015 5:33:27 AM
    There are some relatively rare town and place names all around the United States and some of the reasons are of an historic nature, while others were selected on a whim. We’ll begin our study with such a spot in the state of Illin... more

  • Thomas Jefferson Office of Vestryman by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:50:13 AM!Thomas-Jefferson-and-the-Office-of-Vestryman-/c7pa/1... more

  • Thomas Jefferson Era Weddings by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:40:48 AM
    As I write this blog, it's wedding season all around me. Hotels, churches, temples, multi-purpose centers and back yards populated with folding chair and gazebos are teeming with wedding party after wedding party. And, while fashions, mus... more

  • Thomas Jefferson's Massive Book Donation by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:38:24 AM!Americas-Library-Thomas-Jeffersons-Massive-Book-Donation-and-the-Creation-of-the-Library-of-Congress/c7pa/A018AAE1-8D8A-47F2-A11A-9633FE8E4620... more

  • The Homestead's Jefferson Pools by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:33:21 AM!blog/caeq... more

  • A "Gem" of a Story by John Rayburn 3/6/2015 5:10:26 PM
    Listing this as history is a bit misleading, but it'll have to do because none of the other categories seem to fit. This story goes back a bit but not nearly as far as I expected. It begins in 1967 in Tanzania and in case your g... more

  • Do You Have the Necessary Forms? by John Rayburn 2/7/2015 8:42:40 PM
    With the deadline time to pay income taxes virtually just around the corner, do you know when the U.S. had its first income taxes? Probably not, unless you’re a history buff. So, I’ve been doing my homework and I have the whole story for yo... more

  • It's Said Hitler Thought Kilroy Was a Spy by John Rayburn 1/25/2015 5:13:32 PM
    This blog is a chapter from my e-book, "The Spirit of America: Stories to Recognize the History, Humor and Heritage of Our National Culture." Whew, how's that for a long title? One of the most prevalent images in World War II... more

  • Emissary’s 1963 Discussions With Castro Illuminate Motives Of JFK’s Killers by Tim Fleming 12/30/2014 8:20:51 AM
    The New Republic recently reprinted a riveting article written by journalist Jean Daniel describing his conversations with Fidel Castro the very week of JFK’s assassination. Daniel had been sent to Cuba on a secret mission at the behest of President ... more

  • 22nd by Robert A. Mills 11/22/2014 5:43:49 PM
    Stephen Grover Cleveland was the first (and only) President of the United States we have ever had who served two non-sequential terms as president—the 22nd and 24th--interrupted once by Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, as the 23rd.. Clevelan... more

  • My Battle against Hitler by Ann K Frailey 11/19/2014 3:58:52 AM
    The book, My Battle against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich by Dietrich Von Hildebrand, translated and edited by John Henry Crosby with John F. Crosby is one of the most interesting and inspirational works I have e... more

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