Author Archives: staceylane

What to Write About

You have to write a paper and so far you’ve gotten as far as “what should I write about?”  It’s still the beginning of the semester, so you’re okay, but you need to find a topic soon.  If you’re still … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Law of Superheroes

The Law of Superheroes by James Daily and Ryan Davidson* Other than a few issues of Archie Comics when I was a kid, I have never been a reader of comic books, but the idea of this book intrigued me … Continue reading

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Researching Across the Miles

Despite warnings of wind and snow and bad roads, I drove across Montana for a little while yesterday.  It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day.  The roads were dry and  the snow that fell earlier in the season … Continue reading

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Proclamations of Thanksgiving

In a few days, President Obama will proclaim Thanksgiving.   The President’s Thanksgiving proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2012, reminded the nation not only of the history of Thanksgiving in the U.S., but also of previous presidential Thanksgiving proclamations. Many Thanksgivings have … Continue reading

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A Day to Be Dedicated to the Cause of World Peace: A Brief Documentary History of Veterans Day

“My fellow countrymen–the armistice was signed this morning.  Everything for which America fought has been accomplished.  It will now be our fortunate duty to assist by example, by sober, friendly counsel and by material aid in the establishment of just … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

I am often heard to exclaim that a particular research website is one of my favorites.   My favorites undoubtedly depend on what I’m researching at any given moment (fickleness I suppose), but there are a few that I return to … Continue reading

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Discover What You’re Missing

“There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine.”   Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 When I was in 4th grade, my teachers, Mrs. Moody and Ms. Cool, read us a banned book.  Two banned books, actually.  Every day after lunch … Continue reading

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