Freedom – The Doubts About It

It has been argued that if we have too much freedom, if our great liberties are too much of a good thing, then we...

Napoleon’s last years at St. Helena (1816-1821)

Napoleon's last years at St. Helena were 1816–1821. Napoleon did not survive his most distinguished old companions. Although he was subjected to no restraint...

Drinking

Drinking Poetry The thirsty earth soaks up the rain. And drinks, and gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth and are: ...
Standing Apart - The first step that we need to take in order to get our homes in order is to connect with the world around us.

Standing Apart

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Standing Apart - The first step that we need to take in order to get our homes in order is to connect with the world around us. It is our aim to help other people find their own meaningful causes and projects so that they may also find meaning in them. It is particularly important to make this distinction in this era when there are so many leaders who are trying to impose their own...
The winter blues are a common phenomenon for many people. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 25% of Americans experience the winter blues.

How to Beat Winter Blues?

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Beat Winter Blues? The winter months can be tough for some people. There are the extremely cold temperatures and, often, the depressing gray sky that lead to cabin fever. While it's important to bundle up when you go outside, it's also helpful to take measures to beat the winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs regularly in the same part of the year. It is commonly referred to as...
John Winthrop – British and Colonial Military Officer

John Winthrop – British and Colonial Military Officer

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John Winthrop was born on March 14, 1637, and died on November 27, 1707, British and colonial military officer and governor of Connecticut (1698–1707). John Winthrop, also known as Fitz-John Winthrop, was the grandson of Massachusetts Bay’s first governor, John Winthrop. He was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, on March 14, 1637, and enrolled at Harvard College but left in 1657 to sail to England and take a commission in the Parliamentary forces during the...
Tighten Up or Let Go

Tighten Up or Let Go

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“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go”. HERMANN HESSE Tighten up or let go? Your body and your mind constitute a single, unified system. Anything that affects one component of the system usually affects the other as well. Every emotional or psychological state has an impact on our physical being, for better or for worse. This means that if you are experiencing tension in the throat, it is usually...

Who was Juan Pardo?

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Juan Pardo was an officer in the Spanish Army. A junior officer under the command of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Juan Pardo led two entradas into the southern Appalachian Mountains during the mid-16th century in an effort to extend Spanish control in the region. Little is known of Pardo’s origins, but there is a possibility that he came to America with Menéndez. Menéndez established Santa Helena near Beaufort, South Carolina, as a presidio and...