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Patriotism

Patriotism? It’s the Fourth of July in America. Our flags are waving, parades are marching, bands are playing, fireworks are going off all around me (despite the drought), and the grills are fired up for hotdogs and hamburgers. But have you ever considered what patriotism is?  I explored several sources on patriotism including wikipedia, the [...]

Does this bother you?

Recently several blogs I read have posted video adaptations of children’s books that have become available on YouTube. For example, you can go see Harold and the Purple Crayon at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6TXz38DzDY. Likewise you can type in names of many other popular videos and find either the originals or user-created mashups based upon the original videos. [...]