Straight from the Author

A Blog by Linda Lacour Hobar

Welcome to my blog!
As the author of The Mystery of History, I wanted a place to stay in touch with my readers and ponder out loud matters of the heart, our homes, and history. I’m glad you’re here! ~Linda

What is Presidents’ Day?

In three minutes, I’d like to answer, what is President’s Day and why is it celebrated?  President’s…

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Who was Archimedes?

Who was Archimedes?

 Who was Archimedes (ahr ki MEE deez)? Archimedes was a brilliant Greek inventor—whose ideas are still in…

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The True Story Behind “Good King Wenceslas”

“Good King Wenceslas (wen-SEH-sloss) looked out on the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about,…

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The First Thanksgiving

The world is on edge in uncertain times. With war in the headlines, hostages underground, and protests…

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Ludwig van Beethoven was a brilliant and complex composer of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He wrote magnificent masterpieces that are still popular today. However, even though he is seen as one of the most successful composers in history, he experienced a tumultuous life. He was often depressed and suffered deafness for much of his career. For a composer, little could be more maddening than not being able to hear. It’s no wonder Beethoven’s life was complex.

The Complex Life of Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a brilliant and complex composer of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.…

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Headlines on the October 6th attack of Israel are absolutely heart wrenching! They are also hard to understand. While I can't make full sense of this unfolding tragedy, I can provide some historical context.

Understanding the Middle East (Part 3)

Headlines on the October 6th attack of Israel are absolutely heart wrenching! They are also hard to…

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Headlines on the October 6th attack of Israel are absolutely heart wrenching! They are also hard to understand. While I can't make full sense of this unfolding tragedy, I can provide some historical context.

Understanding the Middle East (Part 2)

Headlines on the October 6th attack of Israel are absolutely heart wrenching! They are also hard to…

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Understanding the Middle East (Part 1)

Headlines on the October 6th attack of Israel are absolutely heart wrenching! They are also hard to…

Read more
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