Hello, I'm Kat. On my tumblr, I've done a topic called Interesting States. In it, I'd share an event in American history that isn't usually taught in the classroom. My reasons for doing started with the Peshtigo Fire, which was the same day as the famed Chicago Fire of 1871, yet the Chicago Fire is more well known... and honestly it infuriates me because the Peshtigo Fire was far bigger and far more deadly. So, I set out to tell the world of the lesser known facts of American history and the…Continue
In which John Green gives advice to students returning to school for summer break, discusses the reasons public education exists, and celebrates the landing of…Continue
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In which John discusses the sex life of Adolf Hitler in response to a conversation he had with a cable television producer.Continue
So, recently I traveled to D.C. to visit my sister. While there we did a lot of walking and a ton of touristy things, such as visiting the monuments and memorials.
I had time to reflect on what actually happened at the places that I visited. At the Lincoln Memorial it was hard to imagine that once there was man standing where I was, a man who dreamed of equality for everyone, that man being Martin Luther King Jr.
My mother, who was also with us, discussed how…Continue
I am currntly working on my nasters in ecology/forest managment/history. My thesis is focussing on the Schultz fire in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff Arizona. (i am dsylexic I try my best but be patient with me)
In brief the fire was set due to human causes and burned roughly 15,000 of Ponderosa Pine forest. Areas of high severity extended through about 13,000 of those acreas. To deal with the flooding that would/has happened during Arizonas yearly monnsonal season…Continue
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Throughout history, people have striven to define themselves by something, anything. Perhaps this drive is motivated in attempts to understand at least one thing in the universe, and fueled by the question; if we don't even know who we are then how can we ever try and understand the world around us?
If you've ever thought about this you're…Continue
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Studying archaeology gives a perspective of humanity that not many people have, I tend to think alot about what future generations will see of me and this time in the physical record we will leave behind. (Just as we study the past by looking at what our ancestors have made for the world to see, what they have inadvertently left behind and what they have thrown away)
It also gives a strange appreciation for how the items we use change over time for various reasons such as aesthetics…Continue
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In which John Green provides some historical context to the current civil war in Syria, discussing Syrian independence, the rise of the Ba'ath Party, Syria's relationship with the rest of the Arab world (and Russia), the Presidencies of Hafez al Assad and Bashar al Assad, the Arab Spring protests in Syria, and the many flags of the Syrian nation.
Also discussed, in…Continue
In which Hank shares his personal rules for tipping, discusses why we do it, and how it kills time lords...and then he says the word Poohster.
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Continue the game in comments by free associating with other nerdfighters! Oh, and you really CAN get great nerdfighter merch at http://www.dftba.com, although there are alas no disco golf balls. (....yet.) And don't forget to prepare for the PROJECT FOR AWESOME:…Continue
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I never thought it possible that Jane Austen got her inspiration from anywhere much. But it makes sense, because we are what we read experience and of course this epic author must have also been an epic reader.... surely!
So anyway, I was net surfing (do people say that anymore?) and trying to avoid marking the year 9 assignments that are at my feet, when I came across this blog. It is all archived now (sad face) but I came across this post about Jane Austen's most famous…Continue
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For those who don't know, I live on the University of California Santa Cruz campus which is nestled in the middle of a forest. It really is beautiful and I feel very much at home here. It has everything I could ever want: a nice downtown area with good food, a beach and a forest. Everything.
On to my story and the significance of Mr. Peter Sawyer.
I went for a run that turned into a hike yesterday. I ended up following a river in search of a secret beach, I…Continue
Recently I've been thinking a lot about what I will do when I graduate from college next year.
I don't want to be trapped in my home town like my parents are. They haven't been many places and I don't think they ever will. I want to see the world. I want to visit historical places (Chernobyl has been at the top of my list all quarter because of my Atomic Cinema class) and I want to be able to show my children (if I decide to have them) pictures of myself at the places I…Continue
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