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The Southern Whig newspaper. Athens, Ga. January 03, 1850, page 1

I was doing some genealogical research, reading from the front page of The Southern Whig.newspaper published January 3, 1850, in Athens, Georgia, when I came across an interesting article that is still painfully relevant today. The page was in very bad shape, missing the nameplate / top of the page. What remained was just a …

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De Veritate

The last two sentences from the book, De Veritate (“On Truth”), first published in 1624, written by Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury 1 (1582-1648) I have frequently pointed out that owing to the action of free will, or the infinite within us, we can, if we desire, shut our eyes, stop up our ears, and …

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Must be hard to be conservative…

Family history of being on the losing side of issuesIt may be hard to *seem* genuine when I am smiling at the arc of the universe continuing to bend toward justice, but I do stop for a moment to reflect on how hard it is for conservative people when their beliefs and sense of right and wrong is challenged as it has been these past few days.

Atlanta’s largest anti-war demonstration in 30 years

Last Saturday, November 9, 2002, we had a protest. We gathered at the King Center and marched to Centennial Olympic Park. The AJC touted the march as “Atlanta’s largest anti-war demonstration in 30 years…” They also estimated about 2,500 people marched. It felt much larger, and the photos below might support a larger number. I …

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Buddhist AOL Chat room, 1997

AOL Chatroom screenshot

Raw transcripts from an AOL Chat room, supposedly on Buddhism, saved to disk at 5:44pm on October 31, 1997. A few hours later, Thich Nhat Hanh held his first online chat. I was there, as well as a few others in this chat. Note that while this transcript shows an online world long gone, it …

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