history

An index of blog posts tagged ‘history’ here at MarkCz.com.
Historical Jesus: ‘A Marginal Jew’: Volumes III & IV

Historical Jesus: ‘A Marginal Jew’: Volumes III & IV

As someone who's made a regular hobby of studying the Bible for about 30 years and counting, I find it hard to express how enjoyable the John P. Meier book series A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus has been to read. Chapter by chapter, Meier peels away...

SC Johnson headquarters tour, Racine, Wisconsin

SC Johnson headquarters tour, Racine, Wisconsin

The SC Johnson headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin is a peculiar little enclave. The company's heritage campus includes its iconic, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Research Tower and Administration Building, as well as the Golden Rondelle Theater, transplanted from the...

Iraq War casualties erased from ‘War on Terror’?

Iraq War casualties erased from ‘War on Terror’?

Today, as news organization after news organization "remembers" the September 11 attacks — and as our fellow Americans remind us not to forget September 11 — I saw something truly shocking. It was a Facebook post by WISN 12 NEWS, Milwaukee's ABC affiliate: By The...

Racine history: 1861 Joshua Pierce home

Racine history: 1861 Joshua Pierce home

e were talking gardening with our neighbor Katie last month when she mentioned that her daughter, Mary, has an interest in Racine history and has been researching our neighborhood's past online. I handed Katie my business card and told her I would...

Dick Cheney: A record of recklessness

Dick Cheney: A record of recklessness

I have mostly ignored Dick Cheney and his torrent of wrongheaded criticism over the last year. Something is obviously broken in the man — namely, any sense of humility that would prompt a rational person to shut his mouth. Reportedly, Cheney criticized the Obama...

Apollo 11: NASA video of first moon walk resurfaces

Apollo 11: NASA video of first moon walk resurfaces

hen astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon 40 years ago this Monday (that's Buzz Aldrin pictured above), I was nine years old and absolutely transfixed by the entire mission. I had several plastic Revell models of the various...

George W. Bush library pays $35,000 for Web domain name

George W. Bush library pays $35,000 for Web domain name

The web domain name for the George W. Bush library was in the news today on NPR's Morning Edition: The name is www.GeorgeWBushLibrary.com. A Florida firm was handling Web services for the presidential library. The Dallas Morning News reports that the company's rights...

Election Day 2008: Live blog

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I've got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I'll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It's 61 sunny and clear degrees...

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Today, on the national holiday celebrating the birth of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there's a news story about how King has been simplified into an icon and a catchphrase, and the details of his life and work have been softened, blurred, and appropriated. Being seven...

‘The War’ (Ken Burns World War 2 documentary, PBS)

‘The War’ (Ken Burns World War 2 documentary, PBS)

Thanks to the miracle of the video recorder, Amy and I have been wading into The War, the seven-part, 14-and-a-half hour documentary on World War II from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that has been airing on PBS since Sunday night. It is excellent. [includeme...

Joseph Campbell: Power of Myth, Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell: Power of Myth, Hero’s Journey

Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy — View from the cupola atop Florence's Duomo toward the southeast. The church at left is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tower near the lower right edge is the Bargello. Running along the foot of the hills in the distance is the River Arno. Just...

history

An index of blog posts tagged ‘history’ here at MarkCz.com.

Historical Jesus: ‘A Marginal Jew’: Volumes III & IV

As someone who's made a regular hobby of studying the Bible for about 30 years and counting, I find it hard to express how enjoyable the John P. Meier book series A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus has been to read. Chapter by chapter, Meier peels away...

SC Johnson headquarters tour, Racine, Wisconsin

The SC Johnson headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin is a peculiar little enclave. The company's heritage campus includes its iconic, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Research Tower and Administration Building, as well as the Golden Rondelle Theater, transplanted from the...

Iraq War casualties erased from ‘War on Terror’?

Today, as news organization after news organization "remembers" the September 11 attacks — and as our fellow Americans remind us not to forget September 11 — I saw something truly shocking. It was a Facebook post by WISN 12 NEWS, Milwaukee's ABC affiliate: By The...

Racine history: 1861 Joshua Pierce home

e were talking gardening with our neighbor Katie last month when she mentioned that her daughter, Mary, has an interest in Racine history and has been researching our neighborhood's past online. I handed Katie my business card and told her I would...

Dick Cheney: A record of recklessness

I have mostly ignored Dick Cheney and his torrent of wrongheaded criticism over the last year. Something is obviously broken in the man — namely, any sense of humility that would prompt a rational person to shut his mouth. Reportedly, Cheney criticized the Obama...

Apollo 11: NASA video of first moon walk resurfaces

hen astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon 40 years ago this Monday (that's Buzz Aldrin pictured above), I was nine years old and absolutely transfixed by the entire mission. I had several plastic Revell models of the various...

George W. Bush library pays $35,000 for Web domain name

The web domain name for the George W. Bush library was in the news today on NPR's Morning Edition: The name is www.GeorgeWBushLibrary.com. A Florida firm was handling Web services for the presidential library. The Dallas Morning News reports that the company's rights...

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I've got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I'll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It's 61 sunny and clear degrees...

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Today, on the national holiday celebrating the birth of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there's a news story about how King has been simplified into an icon and a catchphrase, and the details of his life and work have been softened, blurred, and appropriated. Being seven...

‘The War’ (Ken Burns World War 2 documentary, PBS)

Thanks to the miracle of the video recorder, Amy and I have been wading into The War, the seven-part, 14-and-a-half hour documentary on World War II from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that has been airing on PBS since Sunday night. It is excellent. [includeme...

Joseph Campbell: Power of Myth, Hero’s Journey

Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field...

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