Tag Archive: history

Skeletons in the Closet

“Skeletons in the Closet.” Is a weird phrase. At the time it was first used, did people make a habit of killing people and then putting them in their closets? “Oh, I guess… Continue reading

The Harsh Reality of Power Outages

Civilization has come a long way since humans first settled down to build houses and make pottery and brew beer. Now, we have become stronger. We have created tools and systems that our… Continue reading

The Way it Was

“In the beginning, there was nothing.” This was probably pretty nice. Nothing to do. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to not do, or not worry about. No time or space to muddle things… Continue reading

The Secret Lords of Civilization

One of the most fascinating things about the Indian subcontinent is its caste system. The caste system is a method of organizing people into a social hierarchy based on their family history and… Continue reading

Rare Person Syndrome

I am not an anti-social person. That being said, I am not a fan of most crowded social functions. In this regard, I am sort of like a mythological creature. Seeing me at… Continue reading

American Idol(s)

In 2002 a new TV show arrived on the airwaves of the United States. For the next decade, the televised singing competition, American Idol, has been popular and embedded itself in the American… Continue reading

New Technology. New Trash.

It is funny the way we think about junk. A rusty old truck or abandoned farm machinery in a field somewhere is a cool find. Broken computer monitors or TVs lying outside are… Continue reading

Dark Ages

Throughout time, people have been fascinated with the concept of a dark age. Whether they are celebrating new beginnings or fear a collapse, the idea of society falling apart and then being put… Continue reading

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