In the 1840’s, Frederick Douglass traveled through the British Isles speaking on his former life as a slave in America. […]
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Lord of the Nation?
Teaching a class on Thomas Paine “in our age of un-reason” I came across this quote from the United States […]
When Reason is Not Enough
Here we are in the Age of UN-Reason. (call it nuts, crazy, wacky, weird or downright dangerous, we live in […]
Paine Management for Believers and Non-Believers
As I’m about to teach a six-week class on a forgotten freethinking founder of America, it becomes clearer to me […]
Some say he ignited the Civil War with his attempt to fire up a slave rebellion when he led the […]
Thomas Paine in Space
Paine in space? Not quite. But these powerful words from the first Latino NASA astronaut, Franklin Chang Diaz sound like Tom’s […]
Somehow 50 years have gone by since the Moon Landing. A truly amazing event in human history. Now it seems […]
Do You Have a Motto?
Motto: “a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution.” ORIGIN: […]
Heaven, or West Virginia?
For ten days in June, the Rogue took us over 1800 miles through North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, […]