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  1. Edited History

    by , 05-03-2019 at 04:00 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    For some reason, earlier today I recalled a couple of events that have already been edited out of the history of the 21st century. Unfortunately, I do not have archival information about either event, so many people wonít believe that they happened. In the end, I found that these items havenít been deleted, just ignored and pushed out of the generally available record.

    Neither item was widely reported when it happened, but there were reports online. The first one was when in the Summer ...

    Updated 05-04-2019 at 10:30 AM by PeterL

  2. Ignoring History

    by , 09-03-2017 at 04:36 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. (George Santayana)
    Those who do remember the past are condemned to watch in horror as those who forgot the history repeat it.

    Recently the knowledge of history seems to have diminished. I probably have been wasting my time, but I recently posted a blog post about Afghanistan, because there is so much history that suggests that invading Afghanistan is a bad idea. Similarly, it has been known for a fairly long time ...

    Updated 09-12-2017 at 02:28 PM by PeterL

  3. Pivotal Events in History

    by , 05-16-2015 at 03:31 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was thinking about a piece of fiction that Iím writing; it is built around a somewhat mysterious event that led to great changes in the world. It was a simple murder by an unknown attacker that led to religious persecutions, the Inquisition, and great political changes in Europe. This got me to thinking about other pivotal events in history, so I leaned back and started thinking. I made a list of a dozen or so, but there must be more. I searched online, and found a few similar lists, but most ...

    Updated 05-20-2015 at 05:21 PM by PeterL

  4. Arthur Rimbaud: A Personal Reflection


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    One hundred years after the death of Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud(1854-1891), a French poet, I was just beginning to find my way in the world of poetry. Rimbaud influenced modern literature and arts, inspired various musicians, and prefigured surrealism. He started writing poems at a very young age while still in primary school, and stopped completely before he turned 21. He was mostly creative in his late teens. His "genius, its flowering, explosion ...
  5. Sent to Coventry

    The phrase "sent to Coventry" means that no-one is taling to you at the moment. It is thought that the phrase originated during the English Civil War, in the 1640s, when Royalist soldiers were being held in the city. Apparently they would be allowed to wander through the streets, but found that the residents refused to speak to them.

    The Royalist soldiers were held in St John's church which is in the ...
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