“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
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
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?
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?
Yesterday, I noted how rare it was for a political official who, like Beto O’Rourke, has topped out in the House of Representatives to then go on to have a strong run at the presidency. I then shared a few of those admirable runs, though none won a major party’s nomination. In fact, only five… Read More The Most Successful Presidential Runs From House Members: Part II
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?
“I am on the edge of mysteries and the veil is getting thinner and thinner.” –Louis Pasteur, 1851 Before we get into #8, let’s first take a look at this chart: There’s a point, about two decades after 1850, where the average life expectancy of a Western baby was just 36 years (an age at which this… Read More #8. Louis Pasteur