Category Archives: History

How Spain & Mexico Fumbled North America

A short introduction to the intrigues of early Spanish and Mexican California, up to the point of becoming a State. Continue reading

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The Great Pyramid Has 8 Sides.

The Great Pyramid has 8 sides, or has each side made of 2 tilted panels. Continue reading

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A remarkable JFK speech

An interesting stroll down memory lane with a speech by JFK. Continue reading

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Bit Of A Grab Bag

A grab bag ranging from Celts to food to news and Earth Day, along with how to migrate off an old Linux. Continue reading

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Bring Back Lake Tulare?

Bring back Lake Tulare? It might be legal, and maybe even mandatory… Continue reading

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The Joy of Being Late, and Inadequate

An interesting link to an interesting site with an odd personal connection for me ( I read the same book 1/2 century ago…) that does a nice job of laying out some cycles of history. Continue reading

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Sorghum – An Interesting Useful Plant

A wandering exploration of Sorghum, the 5th most produced grain in the world, with a bit on uses and more on growing conditions. Small historical perspectives added. Continue reading

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