Mr. Know-All

One of our blog members, Ms. Ryoko Popjoy, has penned in Anniversary Gregg this short story by British writer W. Somerset Maugham. Mr. Know-All first appeared in the September 1924 issue of Good Housekeeping. Thank you so much, Ryoko! Attachment: Mr-Know-All.pdf

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Nine Words That Can Stop Juvenile Delinquency

In this essay that appeared in the December 15, 1957 issue of This Week magazine, the former senior judge of Brooklyn’s highest criminal court, Judge Samuel S. Leibowitz, attempts to answer to the riddle of the rocketing rate of juvenile delinquency in America during that time. I transcribed it for the blog in Anniversary Gregg….

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Variety in English

The English language is spoken by about 400 million people as a native tongue, and by approximately 700 million people as a foreign language. The phonology of English differs from one dialect to another, and differences in vocabulary between countries exist as well. This article explains some differences between British, American, Australian, and New Zealand…

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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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Knowledge is Power – Not Wisdom

Modern science has given mankind more power than was ever dreamed to be possible — but can it give mankind the wisdom to use power as it should be used? In this essay by American physicist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Millikan, he points out that there is a great difference between knowledge and…

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Homemade Gold

The first chemists were alchemists who hoped to make their fortune by turning cheaper materials into gold. This article written in Simplified Gregg by yours truly explains how alchemy helped to develop the science of chemistry. Attachment: homemade-gold.pdf

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“Tin-Can Island” Comes To Life

The island of Niuafoʻou (meaning “many new coconuts”) is the most northerly island in the kingdom of Tonga. It has been an active volcano for thousands of years. The 1946 eruption was a particularly violent one and in December 1946 Niuafoʻou’s inhabitants were evacuated and resettled on the island of ʻEua. ʻEua and Niuafoʻou share…

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Undercover Ink

Throughout history, tattoos have played an important role in the espionage game. This article from history.com tells the story. I wrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: undercover-ink.pdf

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