#7. Jesus

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” –Matthew 28: 19-20 That’s right. I said it. He — He! —… Read More #7. Jesus

Before the “Big Seven”: A Quick Look at the “Tiers” of the Top 30

You’re on the verge of discovering who the seventh most influential figure in Western history is. I know — exciting! But before you do, I thought you’d might like to know that you’re finally entering into the “top tier” of the ranking. This revelation, of course, should induce at least a couple questions: what makes… Read More Before the “Big Seven”: A Quick Look at the “Tiers” of the Top 30

April Fools! Which of These Historical Events is Made Up?

Happy April, everyone. More specifically, happy April Fools’ Day. I thought I would use the day as a gimmick and share with you five crazy historical events — except only four of them are true. The other, though it certainly might fit against relatively accurate historical context, is fabricated for the purposes of today’s post.… Read More April Fools! Which of These Historical Events is Made Up?

Instructive March Polls for 2020: Day Five — Ageism?

Author’s note: This will make more sense if you read Monday’s post: Percentage completion of March: 90 Percent progress to February’s Visitor number: 90!! This week I’m deploying a desperate attempt to reach February’s Visitor count by doing one short (read: under 1000 words) post a day with a theme: some kernel of illuminating information… Read More Instructive March Polls for 2020: Day Five — Ageism?

Beto O’Rourke Is In, But How Successful Have House Members Been?

On Thursday, Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic nomination. I didn’t respond with a post since just a few days earlier I shared his spot (#2) in my first 2020 Power Rankings. I assumed that he’d run, despite his high-profile hemming, hawing, and Hamleting. What did catch me off guard, however, was… Read More Beto O’Rourke Is In, But How Successful Have House Members Been?