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Foolish Monkey commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"I wish I could say my reading list is as refined as yours.  I've worked my way through quite a lot of various genre and now I'm reading a pretty good fantasy novel.  I'm not sure I'm enjoying it - it's very…"
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koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"While I was unaware of the variety of slave origins, at this point you'd be hard pressed to separate American Blacks culturally by points of ancestral origin. That has happened to some of the American White population but there are awfully big…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"Ron, good point.  I read years ago that there are 5 major genetic groups in Africa, and each of those groups is more genetically diverse than all of the peoples of Europe, Asia, and Polynesia.  And, that doesn't take into account that…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"@Kosh; "...Black is primarily one ethnic group while White is an umbrella for many." This assertion is as wrong as the underlying assumption that it is based on. Black is as much an "ethnic umbrella" as White. Although it…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"kosh, gore is way overrated."
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koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"Terry, there's a second answer: Black and White in America aren't even the same kind of category. Black is primarily one ethnic group while White is an umbrella for many comprising the majority of America's population. White History…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"Ron, thanks for the comment.  I wasn't aware that this is Women's History Month.  Just goes to show."
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"" ...we do have white history month, every day." Amen!  Excellent post,  particularly in light of the fact that this is the last week oWomen's History Month."
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"Terry, so true. JMac 1949, I think in this case history was written by the winner.  The North won.  It is their abolitionists and their suffragettes who went down in history.  And, no one in Charleston was going to go to their…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"Usually history has been written by the winners.  R&L"
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Terry McKenna commented on Rodney Roe's blog post The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"
"when folks complain about "black history month" and wonder why we don't have white history month, the answer is, we do have white history month, every day.  "
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The History We Know is the History We Are Told; Reflections on "The Invention of Wings"

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 6:47am 12 Comments

Sue Monk Kidd

I just finished Sue Monk Kidd’s book, The Invention of Wings.  I found it an entertaining read, and – spoiler alert – found it even more interesting when I got to Kidd’s Afterword.  The afterword…

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Pointy End Down

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 4:00am 10 Comments

German Robber Baron Castle

Last fall, while staying at the Caring House in Durham, N.C., I realized that I had been putting the flatware in the dishwasher upside down.  Early in our marriage we bought some stainless that had knives with pointed tips.  Most table knives are rounded on the end; these weren’t.  The tip of one of the…

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Jeez, Now I Have to Worry About Thematic Meta-analysis

Posted on March 25, 2017 at 11:47am 10 Comments

The problem with intellectual curiosity is that it leads you to worry about things that you did not previously know existed.  This would not be a problem were it not for the fact that you usually have no control over these problems.  It’s better to know about issues over which you have some control.

Today, my wife sent me a link to a warning on Facebook that many teas contained unacceptably high levels of pesticides.  It went on to say that the pesticides mentioned could predispose…

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Parsing Reality

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 2:24am 11 Comments

A continual barrage of news and commentary about politics – particularly today’s politics – can be exhausting.  Personally, I have cut my viewing of the news considerably, probably watching only 30 minutes a day.  This has been a good thing.  In the run-up to the 2016 election I was listening to or watching the news several hours a day.

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At 2:33pm on May 1, 2015, Donna Dayer said…

I just posted and tried to implant a link. Hope I made it work correctly. Ah, scrolling above, I don't think I did. Next time!

At 5:42am on November 22, 2013, RE Mason said…

As to your question, yes, I spoke at the Eugene/Springfield UU. Twice, in fact. Once on military issues and another time on UU'ism - a two-fold path. What's your association?

At 9:58am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks, Rodney....once question, is there a way to contact your friends on here without leaving a public comment?  Lots to get used to ...

At 6:57pm on November 23, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Hi Rodney,

I just signed up…figured if you’re here I should be here too,

But what the $%##@ is going on???

 MAS

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Nice to see you and so many of our O.S. friends here!

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At 4:18pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

There's a party going on with tunes, flicks, and chat here and at Open Salon! Help us build it out of  the ashes which O.S. machinery created with slow loads, etc.? We'd love to have you.

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