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Under a Blood Moon: A Look at Famous Lunar Eclipses in History

On the evening of Jan. 20 and early morning Jan. 21, the moon will undergo a total eclipse visible over all of the Americas. Today such a spectacle provides good opportunities to judge the clarity of our atmosphere based on the brightness and color of the eclipsed moon, to observe the Earth's shadow passing over prominent lunar craters, and to simply stare into the sky at a beautiful celestial show. But eclipses in the ancient (and not so ancient) past often terrified onlookers, who viewed...
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Hear Mary Oliver (RIP) Read Five of Her Poems: “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River”

Poets get to have strong opinions about what poetry should be and do, especially poets as well-loved as Mary Oliver, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. “Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,” she told NPR in an interview, “It mustn’t be fancy…. I always feel that whatever isn’t necessary should not be in the poem.” Oliver’s Zen approach to her art was to cut right to the heart of things, to honor natural, unpretentious expression. “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is,” she ...
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Multiplex 10 Review Comic: Menashe (2017)

Apparently I had forgotten to upload this review comic, which was requested by our co-executive producer Avrom Honig. Menashe was a lovely character study, and you lament how much even “independent” films have started to shoehorn itself into Hollywood tropes in order to make a profit, you would do well to seek it out. Just so you know, the next Multiplex 10 web series episode is coming… in a few weeks! It is by far the most complex one we’ve done to date, clocking in at over four minutes and fe...
Tags: Comics, Hollywood, Franklin, Becky, Review Comics, Avrom Honig Menashe, Aiyanna Wade, Malcolm Ray

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Franklin Armory Providence Non-Semiautomatic

It was just about this time last year when us ‘new media’ types were getting geared up for SHOT, when Franklin Armory decides to roll a grenade onto the dance floor in the form of the Reformation, a short barreled non–SBR. Well, in what everyone should have seen coming, the mad scientists at Franklin have […] Read More … The post HERE WE GO AGAIN: Franklin Armory Providence Non-Semiautomatic appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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European Challenge Cup: Northampton Saints v Timisoara Saracens

Team news as Northampton Saints host Timisoara Saracens in Friday's European Challenge Cup fixture at Franklin's Gardens (20:00 GMT).
Tags: Rugby, Franklin, Northampton Saints, Timisoara Saracens

Argument analysis: Justices weigh text and history of 21st Amendment in challenge to state residency requirement for liquor licenses

Ratified in 1933, the 21st Amendment ended Prohibition – which (fun fact!) was established by the 18th Amendment, ratified 100 years ago today. It also gave states broad power to regulate alcoholic beverages. At today’s oral argument in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, the justices considered exactly how expansive that regulatory power is. In particular, does the 21st Amendment allow Tennessee to impose a two-year residency requirement for anyone who wants a retail lice...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Tennessee, Nashville, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Memphis, Wilson, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Phillips, Blair, Howe, Alito

Charleston Gospel Choir: Tribute to Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul and Gospel Sat Apr 13

Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin January 15, 2019 —Charleston SC — The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2019 spring performance entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dun...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Religion, Paul Simon, Jesus, Jason, Charleston, Franklin, Charleston SC, Ghana West Africa, William J Zick, Charleston Gospel Choir, Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir Spring, Charleston Gospel Choir Now, Paris London Rome Prague, Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Trailer Breakdown: Nick Fury Just Highjacked Our Summer Vacation

Fans have been waiting for the Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer since it debuted down at the CCXP convention down in Brazil, and today it finally arrived. Though it doesn’t feel quite as thrilling as the visual overload and excitement that came from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse last month, it’s good to have Tom Holland back as Peter Parker, especially since the last time we saw him, he wasn’t feeling too well. Of course, since this is our first official glimpse at any footage from ...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Spider-Man, Sequels, Brazil, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Peter, Delmar, Ben, Hogan, Franklin, Tony Stark, Tom Holland, Spidey

Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

She starts as the station's first female weekday breakfast host by playing Aretha Franklin's Respect.
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Zoe Ball 'excited' to kick off new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

She starts as the station's first female weekday breakfast host by playing Aretha Franklin's Respect.
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Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin’s biggest hits in a tribute concert. The star-studded musical lineup that also included Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common honored Franklin’s life and career at the “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Franklin, Alicia Keys Patti LaBelle Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson John Legend

10 science photos that made history and changed minds

Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world. Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history: 1. Hubble's "eXtreme Deep Field" This photo, released on September 25th, 2012, c...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Tesla, History, Nasa, Earth, Chemistry, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Nuclear Weapons, Manhattan, Albert Einstein, Planets, Trinity

Ohio Hunters Harvest More Than 14,000 Deer During Muzzleloader Season

Ohio Hunters Harvest More Than 14,000 Deer During Muzzleloader Season COLUMBUS, OH – -( Hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 5-8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season, 13,268 white-tailed deer were checked. Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter, as archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 3 2019. The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed...
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I yield to no one in my high regard for Annie Proulx (see this 2005 LH post), so it was a shock to read the following section from Ian Frazier’s appreciative but unawed NYRB review of her novel Barkskins: So you have the setting, the first of many through which the story moves, all of them drawn with vividness and unexpected similes. The dialogue, though, is another matter. Historical novels present their writers with a challenge, because they never heard their characters’ real-life semblances a...
Tags: England, Uncategorized, Canada, Maine, Linguistics, Annie Proulx, Franklin, Frazier, Ian Frazier, Mari, NYRB, Proulx, James A, René Sel

Aretha Franklin's estate in turmoil as police investigate theft

Bloomfield Township police are investigating a theft from Aretha Franklin's estate, but note the probe started before the singer's death last summer.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Stage Director Liesl Tommy Set To Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic

Stage director Liesl Tommy set to direct Aretha Franklin biopic Deadline reports that the upcoming MGM-produced Aretha Franklin biopic has enlisted stage director Liesl Tommy, the Tony Award-winner of the 2016 production Eclipsed, to helm the upcoming project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standA...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Aretha Franklin, Netflix, Oscar, Broadway, Nashville, Detroit, Trevor Noah, Voice, MGM, Adam Sandler, Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin

Aretha Franklin biopic moves ahead with director and writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-gesticulating Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. MGM announced Thursday that Tommy will helm the film, which is to star Jennifer Hudson. The “Dreamgirls” actress was cast as the late Queen of Soul in January 2018 after Franklin selected her for […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Nation, MGM, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Tommy, Liesel Tommy

Liesl Tommy to Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures is moving ahead on its Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” tapping stage director Liesl Tommy to direct. MGM set the project in motion a year ago when it was announced that Jennifer Hudson — who won a supporting actor Oscar for “Dreamgirls” — had been personally selected for the role by Franklin. […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, MGM, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Liesl Tommy

An expanded Peanuts Celebration returning to Knott’s for a second year

If you love Snoopy, laugh at Lucy’s candor and commiserate with Charlie Brown’s trials, then you must be a fan of the Peanuts Gang and you will want to mark your calendar, as Charles M. Schulz’s comic strips and characters will be feted during the Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park on weekends Jan. 26-March 10, plus President’s Day, Feb. 18. Knott’s added the event to its annual seasons last year and is expanding it this year to truly encompass the park and last for two more...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bird, Amusement Parks, Pasadena, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock, Sally, Spike, Linus, Knott, Franklin, Schroeder, Berry Farm

Fun Freetime: Steel Magnolias Podcast

Lainie Stubblefield and Laura Beth Peters of Franklin grew up knowing that the south does things a little different, but now after decades of living in the Nashville area, they have decided the quirkiness of the south is one that they not only embrace, but that they want to share with others.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Man dies hours after being turned away from hospital

A man died of a heart attack after he was turned away from Ascension's Franklin hospital with chest pains because there were no rooms.            [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the Popdose archives for that first column which I knew featured the King Curtis song that gave the column its name. And there it was, published on April 15, 2010. Soul Serenade is approaching its ninth birthday. In that whole time I’ve only taken a few weeks off (alright, one of them was last week) so simple math tells me that there have been well over 400 entries in th...
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Susannah Macmillan says she'll run for city commission, fight for schools - Brentwood Home Page

Susannah Macmillan says she'll run for city commission, fight for schools   Brentwood Home Page PHOTO: Brentwood resident Susannah Macmillan speaks with friends and relatives at the Williamson County election commission office in Franklin on ...
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A Brief History of US Money

Continental Congress in 1775 issued the Continental Currency. The US dollar was created as the standard unit. The term dollar came from the Spanish dollar. By 1778 the Continental Currency had lost about 5/6th of its original value. By 1780 the Continental has lost 39/40th of its face value. By May 1781 the Continental Currency was worthless. Franklin said the depreciation of the currency was the tax that paid for the revolutionary war. After the ratification of the Constitution, Continentals...
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Direct Venting Camp Stove in Fireplace

Has anyone tried direct venting a camp stove into a fireplace flue for emergency use? I am considering it as I want to keep my fireplace rather than modifying the flue. I used a Franklin stove insert that way in a rental house for a couple of years but wasn't responsible for chimney cleaning so I don't know how it worked out. In specific I was thinking of the Guide Gear or HQ stove which sells for $99-$119. Being small it wouldn't heat the chimney as hot as a Franklin insert might.
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Franklin attorney: $3 million in back taxes paid to IRS

DETROIT (AP) — An attorney representing the estate of the late Queen of Soul says at least $3 million in back taxes have been paid to the IRS since Aretha Franklin’s death this summer in her Detroit apartment. David Bennett tells The Associated Press Thursday that Franklin’s estate is being audited by the IRS, which […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Irs, Franklin, Queen of Soul, David Bennett


My 3x great grandfather James Thomas Dunham Jr was born in Hebron, Maine on 22Jun 1805. He married Sarah "Sally" Houghton sometime before 1830 which was when their first child was born.James bought some land in Paris. Maine  from his brother-in-law Samuel Houghton in 1832, paying $150 dollars. His occupation on the 1850 Census was wheelwright and on the 1860 Census it is given as mechanic.James and Sally had eleven children:Hiram b.1830Octavius, b 1832Florilla, b. 29Aug 1832Sarah b. 1834Mary A, ...
Tags: Paris, John, Genealogy, Family History, James, George, Sally, Bangor, Bill West, Franklin, Hiram, Paris Maine, Polly, James Sally, Dunham Family, HEBRON Maine

On swimming: No Need to Mourn as Missy Franklin Retires From Swimming at 23

Chronic shoulder pain drove Franklin from the sport, but she had a rewarding career full of memories she will carry forever.
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Swimmer Missy Franklin retires at 23, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23. She cites chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. She announced her plans Wednesday in a letter posted on . Franklin’s success and bubbly personality made her a darling of the 2012 London Olympics. At age 17, […]
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'I'm ready not to be in pain every day' - Franklin retires aged 23

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin announces her retirement from swimming at the age of 23, saying she is "ready not to be in pain any more".
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