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I created this blog so that I can comment on news and events that relate to my web site Scrapbookpages.com. My web site is about places that I’ve been and the history of those places.  It has nothing to do with scrapbooking.  As a Journalist, I try to be objective on my web site, but on my blog, anything goes.

I had a hard time deciding on a domain name for this blog.  Everything  that I initially thought of was already taken, including my own name. I finally decided on “further glory.”

Here is the meaning of this obscure name:  When I was a Journalism student at the University of Missouri, way back in the middle of the previous century, there was a class called “History and Principles of Journalism,” which was taught by Professor Frank Luther Mott.  The grading system at the University back then was E,S,M,I,F which stood  for Excellent, Superior, Mediocre, Inferior and Failing.  It was literally impossible to get an E on the final in Professor Mott’s H and P class because there were questions on the test about stuff that wasn’t in the textbook.  I managed to get an E because I did a lot of outside reading.

Someone wrote a poem about my E in H and P and posted it on the wall outside the class room.  The last lines of the poem were “What further glory awaits for thee, you’ve got your E in H and P.”

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