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Books On A Shelf

“You are a reader, and therefore a thinker, an observer, a living soul who wants more out of the human experience.”     Salil Jha   ” Old books exert a fascination for me – – their smell, their feel, their … Continue reading

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Remembering the First King of Hawai’i

King Kamehameha the Great June 11 is King Kamehameha Day in Hawai’i. This official holiday was established by royal decree on December 22, 1871 by King Kamehameha V to honor his great grandfather, Kamehameha I who united the Hawaiian Islands … Continue reading

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Preserving History – through old buildings

The winter homes of T. Edison and H. Ford There are towns and cities worldwide that have preserved the homes of important persons of historical significance. These museum homes promote respect for those that lived in prior times. The town … Continue reading

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Thomas A. Edison: Botanical Research

The Final Experiment Thomas Alva Edison’s 1928 rubber project represents a major advance in modern research on producing materials from renewable resources. More than 17,000 plants were tested in Edison’s quest for latex. Thomas A. Edison is an outstanding genius … Continue reading

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Two People That Saved The Everglades – Earnest Coe & Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”     Margret Mead The Everglades are the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi. Everglades National … Continue reading

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George Washington – Farmer

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”     G. Washington At the time of George Washington’s birth in 1732 there were thirteen individual colonies along the eastern seaboard of North … Continue reading

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A Memorial to Old Abe

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” I’m fond of Abe Lincoln. Always have been. In grade school we learned the lessons of … Continue reading

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