‘Please forgive me!’: US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble – BBC News | Opinion

In a letter, the traveller asks to be forgiven for taking a marble fragment from Rome in 2017. Source: ‘Please forgive me!’: US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble – BBC News Opinion: The young woman wrote something on the stone to her boyfriend in permanent ink. The Roman authorities scrubbed and scrubbed and… Read More ‘Please forgive me!’: US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble – BBC News | Opinion

Remember – World War I: A Gas Attack Recorded on the Front Line, and the Moment the Armistice Ended the War

This was rather hastily mixed. Around 6 pm yesterday I realized I could not achieve what I wanted on my Linux OS, so had to reinstall Windows 10, which took me up ’till about 11 pm. By then exhausted, I slept and happily awoke to work on this (now 4:45 am) to get it done… Read More Remember – World War I: A Gas Attack Recorded on the Front Line, and the Moment the Armistice Ended the War

Has the world gone mad? Nope, but we definitely hit the edge | Opinion

Rewriting history, toppling statues, changing street names. The republic of CHAZ (or whatever they call it). Psycho-killers. Violent protests. A global pandemic. What a ride we’ve had, huh? Some may be tempted to say the world has gone nuts. But I don’t think so. If we look through history what we’re witnessing now is actually… Read More Has the world gone mad? Nope, but we definitely hit the edge | Opinion

More (almost) free streaming – Jennifer McNabb’s Renaissance: The Transformation of the West

In the 48 lectures of Renaissance: The Transformation of the West, award-winning Professor Jennifer McNabb guides you through centuries of exhilarating change in Europe, focusing on often-unexplored o… Source: https://www.kanopy.com Opinion: Even if your library subscribes to Kanopy, this is not ‘free’ because municipal taxes fund the library. This is one of the intriguing points… Read More More (almost) free streaming – Jennifer McNabb’s Renaissance: The Transformation of the West

People who were amazingly productive in quarantine | Opinion

People who were amazingly productive in quarantine Source: People who were amazingly productive in quarantine Opinion: There’s an old saying that we cannot control what hits us in life but we can control how we react to it. You’ve probably all heard of prisoners of war or victims of oppressive tyrants who rose above their… Read More People who were amazingly productive in quarantine | Opinion

Major science journal retracts study blaming climate change on the sun | New Scientist | + Opinion

Valentina Zharkova at the University of Northumbria Source: Major science journal retracts study blaming climate change on the sun | New Scientist Opinion: Another ‘heretic’ going against the Church of Climate Crisis? Punish the sinner! I wonder how many conventional Global Warming publications containing minor errors were never retracted? If you read more in that… Read More Major science journal retracts study blaming climate change on the sun | New Scientist | + Opinion

Listen to Reflections – Defeating Hitler: How What Became the CIA Smashed Nazi Germany Into Pieces | Podcast S1-E4

https://soundcloud.com/earthpages/reflections-defeating-hitler-how-what-became-the-cia-smashed-nazi-germany-into-pieces-s1-e4 My reflections on the article: Defeating Hitler: How What Became the CIA Smashed Nazi Germany Into Pieces | The National Interest To hear a slightly updated version, with identical spoken content but a couple of the longer gaps shortened, click on the mic at right, leading to buzzsprout. And if neither of those two… Read More Listen to Reflections – Defeating Hitler: How What Became the CIA Smashed Nazi Germany Into Pieces | Podcast S1-E4