Why Mata Hari wasn’t a cunning spy after all

Executed 100 years ago, the exotic dancer broke the rules in the early 20th century. But did that cost her her life? Mata Hari in 1906, soon after the Dutchwoman reinvented herself as an exotic dancer. Inspired by dances she had seen in the Dutch East Indies, she took a stage name that means “eye […]

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

I don’t believe in censorship or violence so this story has me arguing with myself. On the surface, I applaud the removal of Ramzan Kadyrov’s accounts, but I abhor the thought of censorship, it’s a slippery slope when you start down that road. Where do you draw the line? I don’t believe any group, government […]

Dog Loves Money So Much She Collects It To Pay For Her Treats

“Halfway into dinner she will walk over quietly and just place a dollar on our laps because she wants a treat.” By Caitlin Jill Anders Published On 09/21/2017 From https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/dog-loves-money-pays-for-treats This is too funny not to post. “It started when she was a puppy,” Casi Cook, Holly’s mom, told The Dodo. “She was a thief, […]

Winter Solstice

Description English: Stonehenge Date: 30 July 2007 Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/garethwiscombe/1071477228/in/photostream/ Author: garethwiscombe This is a featured picture on the Persian language Wikipedia (نگاره‌های برگزیده) and is considered one of the finest images.   December 21st marks the beginning of winter and the Winter Solstice. It’s considered the shortest day of the year and, if you believe […]

Quick Facts

Image Credit: I found this image by doing a Google search for environment and using the labeled for reuse filter. I thought it was a powerful image. All credit to Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter. Published March 7th, 2011 MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Location is very important when the Air Force chooses where […]