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Preble Hall: A Postcast

By Bill the Goat on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Podcasts, once a fringe entertainment medium, have gone mainstream. Their origin story dates back to 2004, with Adam Curry and Dave Winer, commonly credited with the invention of podcasting, a term coined in an article posted in The Guardian, titled, “Audible Revolution”. It was the interconnected online realm’s adaptation of radio.

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USNA Tailor Shop

By Bill the Goat on May 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Famous quotes rarely come from cowboys, but cowboy-turned-actor, Will Rogers, seemed to have a comprehensive understanding of the human psyche.  One of his more well-known quips is, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”.

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Bancroft Hall: The Place They Call Home

By Bill the Goat on May 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

English is an imprecise language. Its ambiguities and vagaries lead to varied interpretations. A case in point, the word “home” can have many meanings depending on the context.  At the core, its most basic definition is the physical dwelling in which one lives and where possessions are kept.  But “home” may also refer to a physical location or region that one has a relationship with or an affinity to.  And two diverse places might be “home” at the same time. The city where one is born or raised can be thought of as “home” as much as an adopted location may be.

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