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19 December
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Poor Richards Almanack Published

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Poor Richard's Almanac Illustrated

Poor Richard’s Almanac Illustrated

Further Proof that Ben Franklin was ‘da man’!  Poor Richard’s Almanack (sometimes written Almanac) was first published on December 19, 1732 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  It was a monthly periodical consisting of a collection of puzzles, weather forecasts and other amusements, including practical household hints.  Think Lifehacker.  He published the almanac under the name Richard Saunders or Poor Richard from 1732 until 1758.  The monthly publication was hugely popular selling over 10,000 copies a year.

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http://blog.mpl.org/nowatmpl/2011/12/poor_richards_almanack_first_p.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Richard%27s_Almanack

 

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30 September
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Blood and Tyrants: Chapters 13 – 16 *SPOILERS*

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I’m way behind now.  But I guess that is what happens when you are trying to take care of a newborn and working full-time, while trying to keep a blog and podcast going.  Hang in there with me.  I’m still going and I’ll keep going, I’ll just be a little behind.  According to the schedule, I’m supposed to be on chapter 24 and I’m only on 17.  I’ll get there.  For previous post check out: IntroChap 1-3,  Chap 4-6,  Chap 7-9, and Chap 10-12.  And now for more of Logan Beirne’s Blood of Tyrants

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