Let me preface: I am, whether I like it or not, one of over three-hundred million Americans. I have no choice in the matter. Over the past four-hundred or so years, bits and pieces of my ancestry sailed over from miscellaneous European countries to start a new life, avoid famine and war, make a quick buck. The usual. That being said, as an American, I find a lot of the American ethos and aesthetic to be tacky and, generally, awful. At the center of that disdain is The Star-Spangled Banner, a piece of American culture that the people up top blast at every sporting event and ceremony of interest. They played it at my high school graduation, and I was homeschooled, so I’m not sure how Uncle Sam pulled that off. But he did, and I’m just a little bit more indoctrinated because of it.
On the third May 1921 under the Government of Ireland Act (1920) Ireland was separated by law into two distinct jurisdictions. This was the partition of Ireland or críochdheighilt na hÉireann in Gaelic. From that day forward there was the Republic of Ireland or more commonly known as Southern Ireland which is made up of twenty six counties, and Northern Ireland which is made up of a more modest six counties.
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A short while I got to share the stage with the authentic Amazing Ashley Mcbryde at one of her shows in Nashville at a place called The Local.
War is – more often than that – a numbers game. Unless something unlikely happens, it’s usually the side with the numerical advantage that goes home with the victory, which has been especially true in history. Many modern weapons – like nukes – can easily make brute force obsolete, though that wasn’t the case for most of our history. If you took a bigger and more intimidating army to a battle, you were almost-always more likely to return victorious.
Yesterday was the day some people recognize and celebrate as Columbus Day in the United States. In Canada, it was the federally recognized holiday of Thanksgiving. In both countries however, there are others (myself included) who recognize and celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. For us, this is a day of reconciliation, education, acknowledgement, celebration and accompliceship.
Schools across the world have these similar traits in nature.
Children must participate
Classes are divided into 12 levels of promotion
About a few weeks ago, President Eisenhower's Memorial was unveiled in Washington DC. As a celebration of it, I have developed the below word search. Some of President Eisenhower’s successes included fighting in World War II (before he became President), development of our infrastructure (roads, bridges, highways), and bringing in the National Guard when a school in Arkansas would not follow desegregation rules that came as a result of a Supreme Court case.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
In the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” it is pointed out that the answer isn’t as important as the question. Trick to understanding the question is to have a good understanding of the situation.
The year is 1796. Weathered, worn down, and plagued with illness a man steps out to address the masses for the last time. Many of his friends had long passed and his opponents hounded him endlessly. This was a man who had led thousands into battle and had endured incredible hardships. A man who had overseen the founding of a new nation. Yet now, decrepit, he bids his farewell to public life.
After Umberto Eco.
I listened to the Trump – Biden presidential debate earlier this week and whilst they bickered and spoke over each other, the phrase - “inventing the enemy” popped into my mind. Like Brexit, the current presidential election race in the US is dividing the people into polar divisions: you’re in one camp or another; if you’re not for me, you’re against me.
Often presented as a peacemaker, big bully, a nation that loves challenges and competition. Looking like always trying to add one star to the mighty flag, the American intervention in world affairs often seems questionable. In our recent memory, America´s engagement in Afganistan is the most protracted war in U.S. history. A response to devastating coordinated terrorist attacks on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001, this war began the following month when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in search of Taliban forces and members of al-Qaeda. U.S. troops remain there to this day. Since then the U.S often not just retaliates but also tries to strike the opposition in advance of such events as on Sept.11,2001. America has been involved in wars large and small since before the founding of the nation.
September has ended, and it's time to reflect on the rich history it holds through the years. Here is a quick collection of events that impacted different areas of the world.