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Wide open skies. No other humans for miles. Heaven or Hell?
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Survival Gear for a Colony Scout

I recently started reading The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt, creator of the wonderful Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. The protagonist is a Vegas magician strong-armed into accompany...

Martin Luther King, Jr. have a dream that his four children would one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. That dream has not yet been met.
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Today in History: MLK, Rasputin, & Lenin

Sometimes I like to do a little research on holidays, not only to discover interesting things I didn’t know already about the reason for the celebration, but also to see...

What do you see in the crystal ball?
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Prophecy & Language: When Foretellings Come True

The search for a word that means “this fulfills the prophecy” or “a prophecy has been fulfilled.” With the help of several experts and crowdsourced input from Mastodon, I investigate related Greek, Arabic Hebrew, and English terms and their implications for each culture.

Midtown Manhattan at night is beautiful, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Baltimore vs NYC: Immigration & Trade

I used to hate cities. Then I learned how much immigration & trade defined the urban experience. That Baltimore Upbringing, Yo. I grew up in Baltimore, and if you’ve paid...