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Category Archives: History

  1. Atlantis Rising

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    April 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    A couple of posts ago, when discussing Plato’s notion of contentment, I brought up the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Actually …
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  2. Contentment: You’re Doing It Wrong

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    March 20, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Diogenes the Cynic (412 BCE – 323 BCE) was a piece of work. You have to think the man knew …
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  3. 3 Badass Greek Philosophers on What Contentment Means

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    March 13, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I was complaining last week about the shallow approach to soul-building often found on the self-help shelves. Complaining is not …
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  4. Through the Janus Gate

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    January 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The Roman god Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. It is generally thought that January is named for …
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  5. Buried Women’s History: Lighting the Lantern for Clara Ueland

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    September 20, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    As many of you know, I was scheduled yesterday to tell stories to children at a lantern lighting ceremony at …
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  6. C’est le Premier Pas Qui Coûte: Mary McCarthy and Me

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    February 2, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I was looking for a small ugly box of a house. But of course it wasn’t there. If you go …
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  7. 5 Facts About Coretta Scott King

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    January 19, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Coretta Scott King fought for 15 years after her husband’s assassination to get Martin Luther King Day made a federal …
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