Tagged: history

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Scarborough Faire 2012 Photos

Scarborough Faire is an annual Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, an hour south of Dallas. My friends and I went back in 2011 and had a blast, so when the 2012 festival rolled around,...

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Texas: A Whole Nother Country

I’ve been living in Texas for over five years now, and it’s an interesting place to live. I never planned on living here this long, but at least for the foreseeable future, I don’t...

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Are You Going to Scarborough Faire?

Last year I went to Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie, Texas. It was my first time at a Renaissance Faire, and I loved it. It was a perfect day for taking photos: sunny, but not...

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Media and Writing Systems

I’ve noticed that writing systems are affected by the media on which they are written. This explains a lot from the shape of specific fonts to the form of entire writing systems. Let’s take...

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Dallas is a Moveable Feast

I’m a big Ernest Hemingway fan. While my favorite one of his books is The Sun Also Rises, I’m also a big fan of his posthumous memoir, A Moveable Feast. And in fact, that...

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Keeping It Weird in Austin, Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas lies the city of Austin. It’s known for a lot of things. Austin is the state capital, it’s the home of the University of Texas, and it’s the...

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Boston: More Photos from Beantown

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston, Massachusetts has a lot to see and do for history buffs like me. You can see the square where the Boston Massacre occurred, or the...

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Photo Preview: Boston & Cambridge

Last month, I went to Boston, Massachusetts. It was my first time there, and for the most part, I had a blast. Because of car problems, I didn’t get to see as much as...