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I’d lived in Wales for well over a decade before seeing what “everyone” calls the quintessential Welsh film. Like many “Welsh” films, How Green Was My Valley wasn’t made in Wales, but in Hollywood. A few of the accents may … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: I wrote this shortly before the attack on the embassy in Libya. I did not have time to do a spell check right away, and considered not publishing it when the attack happened. Unfortunately, when I heard about … Continue reading
It may be hard to believe that Malta played a key role in European, British, Russian, Ottoman and American military history. Now, as the man who once caused headaches for NATO passes away, it might be time to reflect on why the little island (and its small neighbors) held so much weight. Continue reading
When we read about Burma in history books, we read about war. However, the first representatives of the English speaking nations to that part of the world were Baptist missionaries who saw Burma as “the land of laughter.”
Clarence V.T. Richeson walked to the chair with a straight posture, staring straight ahead. Then he sat down, and waited to be strapped in, before he shut his eyes. It took seven minutes for him to die.
For at least 200 years, Americans have had a national day of prayer. Ironically, this “day of prayer” tradition seems to have been started by a man who is known as a bullwark of the seperation of church and state. … Continue reading
by “Triceratops“, a new guest blogger at Ptara.com In 1812, Martha Brotherton supposedly wrote the first vegetarian cookbook, or at least the first in Britain. It was called “A New System of Vegetable Cookery”.