As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the American ambassador to Libya and three other members of the U.S. mission, I became curious about the history of America’s evolving role in the world. Fortunately, the State Department maintains an excellent website.
I found just what I was looking for here, an easy-to-navigate list of key foreign affairs milestones going all the way back to 1750. From the roots of the French and Indian War through the rise of the Nazis and the fall of the Soviet Union, it’s a complex and compelling tale told in concise chapters. What it offers, besides a good read, is some much-needed perspective.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.