Once upon a time, just over a hundred years ago, there was an ocean liner.  Known for its size, luxury, and speed – indeed, it was the biggest ship in the world when it was launched – this ocean liner was towards the end of an Atlantic crossing with many rich and famou...

‘Tis the season, everyone! That means several things: that malls and stores are nightmares to navigate, that your neighbor who always has the tackiest home decorations you’ve ever seen has truly outdone himself this year to the point where you can’t fall asleep with yo...

“Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and many accomplishments, owes the fact of his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

-Anonymous, often attributed to John Jeavons

 

The Great Depression, in and of itself, was terri...

The Black Death is, pound for pound, one of the most significant events in human history.  It ravaged the eastern hemisphere from 1343 to 1353, leaving mountains of bodies and traumatized survivors.  During those years, the Black Death, which is thought to have origina...

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