Category Archives: History

NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK (& DAY)

Read these posts to learn more about National Aviation week and National Aviation Day as well as find great BOOK SUGGESTIONS: Aviation has always been very important to me. I formally studied it in college and even began training as a pilot. I served in the United States Air Force. You can bet I am jazzed about National Aviation Week

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National Spirit of ’45 Day

The Spirit of ’45 Day is about honoring the “can-do attitude” of the Greatest Generation. These are the brave ordinary heroes who endured the world wars, specifically WWII. We celebrate this observance in conjunction with V-J Day, which is when the armistice was signed in 1945, effectively ending the war. The hope is to continue instilling the same level of inspiration, perseverance,

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#DidYouKnow – Songwriting & Poetry

Did you know that songwriting and poetry both have rhythm, rhyme, or both? Both are intended to make their audience feel something. There are many styles to both, but they remain paralleled to one another, nonetheless. These two art forms have always walked hand-in-hand through time. Poetry was the most popular form of storytelling, and it was often put to

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Writers 2 Remember: Hunter S. Thompson

Writer who popularized Gonzo Journalism Hunter S. Thompson was an interesting man. Often a rebel, hunter had many clashes with authority, but his iconoclastic beliefs helped to guide him into the man he became. It shaped how he looked at the world and forged him into one of the forefathers of the New Journalism movement. His writing style lead to

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My Book Review of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth by Avi Loeb My rating: 5 of 5 stars Compelling Theory No matter what you believe – Avi Loeb doesn’t try to force you to do anything more than to look at the evidence without bias – this is a compelling theory. It is well reasons and supported, which lends it

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My Book Review of Area 51 Discerning Facts from Fiction: Paranormal Activities

Area 51 Discerning Facts from Fiction: Paranormal Activities: UFOs, Extra Terrestials. Alien Encounters by Conrad Bauer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quick & Thought-provoking I’ve always been fascinated by aliens and the Area 51 lore. It was a no-brainer to grab this book, especially after reading a few of Conrad Bauer’s other short stories. I wasn’t disappointed. Well researched,

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#DidYouKnow – AUDIOBOOKS

Most people aren’t aware of this, but did you know that audiobooks have been around since 1877? Yep, that’s right. They were first created by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. With the advent of his phonograph (the precursor to the record player), he effectively brought forth the audiobook by reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Now, I am not a

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