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I write about history and might post essays.
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All Quiet on the Western Front Among the horrors and hypocrisy of the trenches “War has ruined us for everything” -Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front Paul Bäumer spends his days sitting in the trenches of the western front. His clothes are often dirty and blood-stained, but... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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The Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War, or the American War in Vietnam) was a defining point in the Cold War for America. Today, I’m going to talk about the political situation of the 1960s, the Korean War, the Indochina wars, and ultimately how a major power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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You, me , and our shared differences. ~David Peirce The Power of Diversity What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and it is grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible happen. ~John Lewis I forget... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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Adapting to the Wild My journey finding meaning through change “It marked his adaptability, his capacity to adjust himself to changing conditions, the lack of which would have meant swift and terrible death.” ~Jack London (The Call of the Wild) Everything in life has a deeper meaning; to find it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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Snowfall By David Peirce The snow was falling down Upon the frozen ground The children came to play For snow would never stay The suffocating cold A breath, a tale untold Assailed the heart and mind The freeze, in front, behind In woods, the tree was fell For logs, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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I’m going to give you my honest and full opinion about flags. Ready? Most of them are bad. Some hurt my eyes. Many others are bland. The few times a country has a good flag, however, it almost always seems to follow a few essential rules. Today, I’ll share those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy. -Dan Gable Falling face first on the ground, splat Coming up, hit the legs, hit the mat A funny reversal of roles, that A pat on my back, I’m back Back and forth, a relentless attack Limp legs and strained arms,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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This article is a ranking of the top five kingdoms in the Holy Roman Empire, or HRE. This is purely my personal opinion and has no actual system of ranking. Enjoy! 5: Electoral Palatinate While not as much of a power as the other kingdoms in this list, the Electoral... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
The Art of Imperfection, on a Plate. “There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection.” -James Salter Reaching perfection is just another version of giving up. When you say you’ve reached perfection, you stop striving for something better than what you have. I call my egg the “imperfect egg”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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“There is one thing that gets you out of bed in the morning, and that is discipline. Because your dreams and your goals are not there waking up for you in the morning.” -Jocko Willink Almost every morning, sunshine or rain, whether I slept the best I ever had or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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A dog is a man’s best friend - popular saying I have a dog named Sunshine. She’s a 7 month old boxer who likes to lick things (no hand, face, odd, or end will be spared), run around, and fall off of dog beds. Right now, however, she’s also snoring.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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The House of Hapsburg, also called the House of Austria, was on of the most powerful royal houses, or dynasties, of medieval Europe. In 1547, at the height of Hapsburg power, the Hapsburgs controlled Spain, Belgium, and much of Italy and Central Europe. The Hapsburgs often held the title of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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Otto von Bismarck had a dream of uniting all Germans. He saw Russian militarism as a threat, he saw British expansionism as a humiliation, and he saw French weakness as an opportunity. Bismarck had already masterminded the expansion of Prussia, a prominent German kingdom in the east, into the North German Confederation by 1867, of which he was chancellor. However, Bismarck wanted to take the south as well, and France was in the way. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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I found this cool fish Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at 2022 David Peirce
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