Hook Albert

20 Apr 19

I don’t recall ever meeting a monied Jew when I was growing up in Manchester. We certainly didn’t know any. A few comfortable ones, maybe – but the rest of us worked hard to make ends meet, some improving as the country itself became more prosperous, others just getting by. The two big events in […]

19 Apr 19
Viral Rang

Starting in the 1960s, the self-esteem movement in the USA and elsewhere began in earnest. The idea behind this educational movement is pretty straightforward. If you foster self-esteem in students, self confidence will naturally follow. When people are more confident, they tend to excel better in life. This has been the accepted gospel in education […]

19 Apr 19
Appalachian Trail

Began the day by trying to get my bear bag from the tree. One problem, it wouldn’t come down. The bears couldn’t get the food, but neither could I! Now, this presented a bit of a problem. I was finally able raise the bag quickly enough and shake the rope to get the bag to […]

18 Apr 19
boogaloobag

On Saturday March 30, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus hosted another happy hour event at the Jupiter Disco. But this was not just another Happy Hour in Gotham City. This one featured Alberto de Wows!ville, our Spanish friend who now lives in Berlin. He was in town for about ten days so we let him […]

18 Apr 19

By:Srdja Trifkovic | April 02, 2015 Eleven years ago I wrote a column for the print edition of Chronicles under this title. Tom Piatak’s grim reminder of the continued destructive presence of this cabal in what passes for the commentariat in today’s America has prompted me to dig into my old files and recap for our readers the historical […]

18 Apr 19
Why Evolution Is True

It’s Thursday, April 18, 2019. It’s National Animal Cracker Day (do kids still eat those?). I loved them as a kid, biting the heads off the animals first. You can read more about the history of animal crackers here.  And it’s International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as “World Heritage Day.” I’ll be […]

17 Apr 19
Musteno's Blog

04/17/19: Note: MustenoBlog.wordpress.com. As Albert Einstein said: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” This is Blog #81. To read the others just continue to scroll down. They are in order by date. Some are about politics (Mon), others are about the Military (Weds) and still others are about the criminal mind […]

17 Apr 19
persuasion

This blog post is where we began to start the journey back across the Whale to Green Turtle Cay and stage toward catching the Gulf Stream back to Florida. But before I get into that, I have to mention something that happened back home on March 31st. We missed another family birthday party. 😦 Finnegan […]

15 Apr 19
Random Scottish History

Eighteen martyrs of Saragossa, 304. St Turibius, Bishop of Astorga, about 420. St Fructuosus, Archbishop of Braga, 665. St Magnus, of Orkney, martyr, 1104. St Druon, recluse, patron of shepherds, 1186. St Joachim of Sienna, 1305.   Born. – Sir Hans Sloane, naturalist, 1660, Killileagh; John Law, speculative financier, 1671, Edinburgh.  Died. – George Louis, […]

15 Apr 19
The Dance Insider & Paris Arts Voyager

By Alicia Chesser Copyright 2000, 2019 Alicia Chesser (Editor’s note: Chesser, connecting ballet to life. Can ballet be relevant? You bet. First published on the DI on June 2, 2000.) NEW YORK — When non-balletomanes ask me what makes dance valuable in the modern world or how it could have any relevance anymore, I often […]

15 Apr 19

PAUL CAVANAGH'S BLOG

Making Sense of the Christchurch Mosque Massacres One Month On Two and a half thousand years ago, the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tsu wrote a military manual for emperors titled The Art of War. In the section that deals with attacking by strategem, Sun Tsu notes, “If you know the enemy and know […]