The end of the presidential election made me think about the future ahead, and what governments (including ours) might or might not face in relation to the internet.
The internet is the first unified, global information delivery and communications platforms to exist in our world. It has enabled…
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In the new version of Paper released last week, you mix colors with your fingers, like it’s paint—only somehow more beautiful. This one magical feature burned a year of development time, resurrected the work of two dead German scientists, and got Apple’s attention.
Sometimes an idea will be bad, it will fail. But sometimes an idea will be good and it will change things. The only real way to tell whether an idea is good or bad is to try it, even if you think it will flop. That’s the easiest way to be creative: try something different.
Teenagers in the Civil War-Group of African American and White teens during the civil war.-No identifying info for group.
As many as 20% of Civil War soldiers were younger than 18. That was the minimum recruiting age for Union soldiers, but many people willingly overlooked the law. The Confederacy set no minimum age.
Imagine the horrors teenage soldiers experienced. They charged through hailstorms of bullets while friends fell around them. They listened as wounded men pleaded for their mothers, or for death to come. They assisted surgeons, endured the horrors of Andersonville, a Confederate prison in which thousands of Union men died of starvation and disease. They were killed in battle or suffered physical and mental wounds that they would carry for the rest of their lives.
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Though he lived only to age 29, Alfred A. Stratton led a full life
The loss of both arms in the Civil War did not prevent Alfred A. Stratton from becoming a minister of the gospel, a husband and a father.
Alfred A. Stratton called to have his photographs taken in 1869. Many amputees sold their photos to support themselves. Stratton was a 19-year-old private in Company G of the 147th New York Infantry, when “both arms were taken by a solid cannon shot from the defenses in front of Petersburg” .
He married in 1865 and became the father of a son and a daughter. He was pastor of Washington Street Episcopal Church in Brooklyn before being named rector of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Washington. He died in 1874.
Spooks Run Wild, 1941
“The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a monster killer roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger, and they are forced to seek aid at an old mansion. The owner of the mansion insists that the boys spend the night. After seeing PeeWee walk around the house in a trance, the boys decide that the man turned him into a zombie. They gang up on him and tie him up. The nurse at the boys camp sets out to find the missing boys with Von Grosch, who has come to rid the town of the killer- or has he?”