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Keep Calm and Blog On

  Why is it that, for the last year or two, I keep seeing coffee mugs, t-shirts, and various other objects here in America with the British phrase “Keep Calm And Carry On” or alterations of it (Keep Calm And Shop On, Keep Calm and Drink Wine, etc.)? That phrase was coined during WWII when […]

A Thorn In My Side

Yesterday, condolence letters that were written to Jackie Kennedy were displayed at JFK’s presidential library. One of them was from a child named Bob Thorn, who felt “partly responsible” for the president’s death because he got a C in History, and wrote, “Next time, I promise I’ll do better and get an A.” Yeah, well, […]