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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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Media Darlings and Heroism

Media Darlings and Heroism
By A.K. Patch on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:14 AM

What if you could pick your own heroic quality? Would you choose the courage to save lives, or a special skill that might find the lost, achieve justice, or stop a war?

Maybe these days it's good enough to just be good looking, or have a camera stuck in your face all day. Is our idea of heroism becoming so watered-down that we can't tell anymore who's really deserving of the honor of being called heroic?

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3 Lesson We Should Take From Ancient Times

3 Lesson We Should Take From Ancient Times
By A.K. Patch on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:27 PM

We have become a nation that in many ways eschews the importance of history. And in overlooking history, we also overlook the lessons it can and does teach us.

The ancient Greeks, for example, lived long ago, but in many ways they’re just like us. Successes and failures, great inventions and disastrous wars, the people of ancient times have already encountered much of what we discover about ourselves and our relationships with each other.

But are they too far in the past, too removed from the challenges of today and the future for us to learn from?

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The Dangers of Bucking the System

The Dangers of Bucking the System
By A.K. Patch on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:12 PM

We are in an election year where renegade candidates – candidates who seem to be speaking to the heart of the people – are the front-runners. And as the cycle moves forward, we are seeing more and more clearly just how discomfited the powers-that-be are with this. But this is nothing new.

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What Do We Really Take From History?

What Do We Really Take From History?
By A.K. Patch on Nov 19, 2015 at 12:15 PM in Greek Fun Facts

This is a great illustration of the impact ancient Greece has on our modern world.

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300 Blog

300 Blog
By A.K. Patch on Jan 05, 2015 at 05:24 PM in 300

‘300: Rise of the Empire’ will probably be over fanciful and historically challenged, like its predecessor, ‘300’.

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The Passage at Delphi Book Tour Heads to the Hellenic Society and to Vista!

The Passage at Delphi Book Tour Heads to the Hellenic Society and to Vista!
By A.K. Patch on Feb 06, 2014 at 12:00 AM in Passage At Delphi

AK Patch brings the thrills, characters and riveting backstories behind the making of Passage at Delphi to a pair of San Diego County presentations and signings this month.

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