The Story of Smokey

Smokey the Bear is one of the most recognizable characters on roadside signs, as he cautions us to watch out for forest fires. But who was the real Smokey? How did he happen to become a symbol? This article written in Centennial Gregg by me will tell you. Attachment: the-story-of-smokey.pdf

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Witloof – A Delicacy from Belgium

Have you eaten witloof, or as they are most commonly known: endives? This small article transcribed by me in Centennial Gregg talks about how they were first discovered, and gives some hints on how to grow and serve this vegetable. Attachment: witloof-a-delicacy-from-belgium.pdf

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The Principles of the Revolution

This excerpt from an address made by Josiah Quincy III, Congressman, Mayor of Boston, and President of Harvard University, on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the American independence, was transcribed by me in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: the-principles-of-the-revolution.pdf

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Courage in the Use of Talent

This motivational essay by English writer and Anglican cleric Rev. Sydney Smith, urges all not to be afraid to use our talents to get ahead in life. I transcribed it in Centennial for the blog. Attachment: courage-in-the-use-of-talent.pdf

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Novae

In this essay from her book Beyond the Solar System, Bertha Morris Parker discusses the astronomical event known as a nova (novae or novas in plural) and how they were discovered. I rewrote it in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: novae.pdf

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