Bridge of Spies; looking for original Seneca Falls “Sentiments”; Blight on the 14th amendment; a Viking sword; Sanders as Debs; why do we carve pumpkins?

In this image released by Disney, Tom Hanks, from right, Mark Rylance and Billy Magnusson appear in a scene from the film,

Do we miss the Cold War? Here’s a piece on Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ and the urge to rewrite Cold War history.

So what ever happened to the original copy of the Seneca Falls “Declaration of Sentiments?” Good question, and it should definitely be displayed somewhere as an important American document. The search is on.  #FindtheSentiments.

Good piece today in The Atlantic today by David Blight on the 14th amendment and its importance today.

There’s new evidence that mankind has suffered from plagues much earlier than we thought.

I love this story: some dude was hiking in Norway, stopped to take a rest, and found a 1,200 year old viking sword.

Is Bernie Sanders our modern version of Eugene Debs?

And my Halloween posting for today: Just exactly what do we carve up pumpkins? Here’s a look at our history of “ritually and compulsively carv[ing] faces in oversized, essentially inedible vegetables.”


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