Welcome to Awakenings

Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Defining Unforgettable Powerful Moments

Are you perhaps one who has found, maybe still finds, history boring? Surely not since history is one of the most poignant subjects possible! Let's see if your mindset can be turned around to thereby lean toward inciting, energizing and stimulating your historical imagination. We will visit some of the past featured moments - defining and unforgettable - then, explore the powerful moments from around the world that directly or indirectly affected America.


Defining Moments

Early Modern Period: The Seventeenth Century (1600 -1699)…
Age of Reason & Change: The Eighteenth Century (1700 -1799)…

Realism & Romanticism: The Nineteenth Century (1800 -1899)…

Nature of Change: The Twentieth Century (1900 -1999)…
Age of Reason & Change: The Eighteenth Century (1700 -1799)…

Synergy & Conflict: The Twenty-First Century (2000 - Present)…


Defining Moments of December 7

While we are stepping back into the past to a day that will live in infamy...

thoughts reflect back upon another great moment in American history during the American Revolution: Delaware became the 1st of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.



Remembered time and time again
Embedded dramatic, iconic images
Symbols of excitement and joy
Inspiring, mesmerizing, unforgettable



Awakenings will looks at some December moments that make historical connections to the past and present, on into the future. Patriotically speaking some can be classified as Defining Moments establishing, often shifting, the course of history.



Some of these are absolutely mind-boggling, but what makes most of them so powerful is that they were taken in the past century, just one or two generations away from us. Begin with...


 #1. Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938
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 Next, go to awe-inspiring pictures that capture significant moments in history – many of which you may have never seen before beginning with...



 #1. Los Angeles, 1926 – Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a “lumber truck”.
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Which images have you seen in the past or perhaps studied in one of your history classes? What impact did they have then and now?


 "History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity." Cicero