It’s Midsummer!

~Happy Midsummer~   Spring has sprung and summer is here! Midsummer marks the halfway point of the growing season and the start of astronomical summer. Midsummer falls on the Summer Solstice, approximately June 21 or 22 depending on the year. Astronomical summer is based on the Earth's axial tilt and elliptical orbit. This is not…
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The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo It was Napoleon's last hurrah; the fate of Europe depended on the outcome of this pivotal encounter in mid-1815. Tuesday, June 18, marks the anniversary of this battle between the French under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Seventh Coalition. What events led up to this famous battle that heralded a new era…
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Anime April: Week Four

Welcome back to Anime April! Never heard of Anime April? Clickthis link to check out the first entry. So far this month, we have demonstrated the variety of genre and topics covered by Japanese animation. This week we continue that trend with a look at science-fiction works! Akira World War III begins in 1988 when Tokyo…
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Anime April: Week Two

Hello, and welcome back to Anime April. Haven't heard of Anime April? Click this link to check out last week's blog! Japanese animation, or anime, covers a wide spectrum of genres and tastes. Fans of all kinds of shows and movies can find something they like in the anime style, if they look hard enough. This…
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Remembering the Titanic

Remembering the Titanic Few things capture the imagination quite like an ocean liner. Among ocean liners, one name stands head and shoulders above all others. Infamous for being 'unsinkable' and going down on its maiden voyage: the RMS Titanic. The Titanic was originally ordered in 1904 by White Star Line as part of their Olympic-class…
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