Author: john

Celebrating Black History Month

In case you weren’t aware, it’s Black History Month. We’ll leave aside the well-known and somewhat suspicious fact that the shortest month of the year is the one officially designated to understanding, recognizing, and honoring the long and troubled history of the relationship between blacks and whites in the United States and instead take this…

Happy birthday, Edison, Lincoln, and Darwin!

This weekend, we’re celebrating the birthdays of three great figures in history: Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln. Edison was born 165 years ago this Saturday, and Sunday marks the 203rd anniversary of the births of both Lincoln and Darwin. Did you know that Edison wasn’t the first to develop an incandescent light bulb?…

Happy birthday, Edison, Lincoln, and Darwin!

This weekend, we’re celebrating the birthdays of three great figures in history: Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln. Edison was born 165 years ago this Saturday, and Sunday marks the 203rd anniversary of the births of both Lincoln and Darwin. Did you know that Edison wasn’t the first to develop an incandescent light bulb?…