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How Dr. Seuss Got His Start

How Dr. Seuss Got His Start
By A.K. Patch on Jun 22, 2017 at 06:29 PM

Did you ever wonder how Dr. Seuss, the iconic author and illustrator of such children’s books as THE CAT IN THE HAT, THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, and THE LORAX got his start?

Theodor Seuss Geisel, who lived to age 87, grew up Springfield, Massachusetts and matriculated at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire in 1925.

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Patch of History: 10 Historical Events in the Month of May

Patch of History: 10 Historical Events in the Month of May
By A.K. Patch on May 30, 2017 at 08:22 PM

When we think of May, we think of the full promise of spring, the coming end of the school year, and the R&R associated with the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

But May is also a month in which a plethora of events, discoveries, and happenings occurred which impacted society in a variety of ways.

Each of the following is a story of the undaunted spirit of human nature, of events which set wheels in motion, and of happenings that impacted our society.

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TRUMP OFF TO A BAD START? THE WORST 'FIRST HUNDRED DAYS' OF U.S. PRESIDENTS

TRUMP OFF TO A BAD START?  THE WORST 'FIRST HUNDRED DAYS' OF U.S. PRESIDENTS
By A.K. Patch on Apr 28, 2017 at 06:08 PM

How well has the First One Hundreds Days of the Trump administration gone? Turn on any cable news station, and the topic seems to be the focus of conversation.

The response to the question depends on what side of the aisle you’re on. Some hope that Donald Trump crashes and burns like a hydrogen-filled dirigible; at minimum, those on the left hope he is stopped from implementing his campaign promises. Others are cheering him on, hoping that he succeeds; yet most of these are still holding their breath But regardless of political position, one has to wonder at the inflated importance given to these first hundred days for any president.

To gain perspective, here are some of the worst first hundred days of past presidents.

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George Washington's Personal Torment

George Washington's Personal Torment
By A.K. Patch on Mar 09, 2017 at 08:15 PM

From his early days in the British army, forming a rearguard and surviving Braddock's Massacre in 1755, to the miraculous success of the Revolutionary War against England, and then his two terms as president, George Washington is widely known for steadfast leadership against overwhelming odds.

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Throwing Together Valentines Day

Throwing Together Valentines Day
By A.K. Patch on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:25 AM

There is no doubt that when it comes to Valentine's Day, the expectations run high especially on the female side as does the pressure and overwhelm especially on the male side. What began as a day to take some time to express affection has become yet another gift-intense holiday sure to make the sanest guy wish it away.

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Fun Facts About the History of Presidential Inaugurations

By A.K. Patch on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:25 PM in Greek Fun Facts

What has remained consistent throughout, and what is a hallmark of our Democratic Republic, is the peaceful transition of power - the inauguration. With us to discuss some fun facts about inaugurations past is Ret. Navy Captain, historian, and author, Allan Patch.

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Beyond MLK, Jr.: A Forgotten Pioneer in Race Equality

Beyond MLK, Jr.: A Forgotten Pioneer in Race Equality
By A.K. Patch on Jan 16, 2017 at 07:02 PM in Greek Fun Facts

When we think about the Civil Rights Movement, we naturally think of Martin Luther King Jr. But with Martin Luther King Day approaching, the stories of others who were instrumental to the movement should also be mentioned.

One of these pioneers was Sammy Davis Jr.

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Book 2 Launch Event

Book 2 Launch Event
By A.K. Patch on Oct 04, 2016 at 09:12 PM

Join me on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm at Warwicks to celebrate the launch of my second novel in the Apollo Series.

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Does the American Public Need to Wake Up & Learn from Plato?

Does the American Public Need to Wake Up & Learn from Plato?
By A.K. Patch on Aug 29, 2016 at 06:29 AM

Are voters across America starting to wise up?

And with both major American political parties conniving to abrogate the peoples’ choice in favor of their choice to run for president, are Americans also starting to get angry?

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Faith Restored!?! ... Sometimes.

Faith Restored!?! ... Sometimes.
By A.K. Patch on Aug 26, 2016 at 06:21 AM

A New York Times article by Sam Dillon in 2011 details how history scores among high school students had remained stagnant since 2001.

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 12 percent of high school seniors sored proficiently on the test.

Pretty good score if your goal is to get our young people to forget World and US History and then rewrite it. So why don’t most of our young citizens know if Washington crossed the Delaware in a boat, car, or a jet ski? All kidding aside, it would appear out nation’s history is not being taken seriously.

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